Mr Ben Gipson

Ben Gipson


Arbitration & ADR

Darden: continuing the trend of pro-arbitration decisions
USA | 25 July 2013

The California Court of Appeal's recent decision in Leos v Darden Restaurants, Inc continues the nationwide trend of courts enforcing arbitration provisions according to their terms, even when there are elements of procedural unconscionability involved. While this case is significant, it involved a pro-employee arbitration clause with substantial protections and should be viewed in the context of California cases on arbitration as a whole.