Tag Archives: arbitration clauses

Diaz v. Tesla: Straight from the Jim Crow Era?

NINA GRISCELLI—In October 2021, a San Francisco federal court ordered Tesla to pay $137 million in damages to Owen Diaz, a Black former worker who accused the company of turning a blind eye to discrimination and racial abuse at the company’s plant in Fremont, California. As a former contract elevator operator at one of Tesla’s […]

The Florida Supreme Court Makes a Ruling Using Local University Student Handbook; Says to SCOTUS, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!”

BY CRAIG TOMPKINS — The Florida Supreme Court, along with several other state supreme courts, over the past twenty years, has attempted to push back against the Supreme Court of the United States’ (“SCOTUS”) precedent on arbitration clauses. As a preliminary matter, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), as decided by SCOTUS over 40 years ago, […]