In the American Prospect, Antitrust and Competition Litigation Co-Chair Jay Himes discussed Amazon’s use of mandatory arbitration agreements to bar third-party sellers from bringing class complaints against the company. “They’re like little governments in a sense,” Himes said, “setting up who can play and what the rules are and what the penalty structures are. And at the end they have the arbitration clause.”
According to the American Prospect, there are 2.5 million sellers using Amazon’s platform, making it the largest single employment-related arbitration clause in America.
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