fine printThe New York Times recent articles on mandatory arbitration did a great job of shining the light on how arbitration clauses are creating a private secret judicial system.

The news about Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he has HIV also is demonstrating the damage these arbitration clauses are doing to our system of justice.  According to this article, Charlie Sheen required guests to sign confidentiality agreements that contained mandatory arbitration clauses, which protected him from failing to disclose to sexual partners that he was HIV positive.