Legal Newsline quotes Ted Frank in their discussion of courts' efforts to bar class action lawsuits which demonstrate greater concern for trial-lawyers than for consumer's interest.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Concepcion that companies can enforce contracts that bar class action lawsuits.
Frank, in a 2010 blog post leading up to the Supreme Court ruling, noted that the firm — like other plaintiffs’ lawyers — required clients to agree to mandatory arbitration of disputes pursuant to a form contract.
“Just further evidence that the anti-arbitration movement in Congress and the courts is purely about protecting trial-lawyer income, and has nothing to do with consumers,” Frank wrote in the blog post, linking to a copy of a contract provided by a former Nicholas client.
“We’ll believe that the trial lawyers really think arbitration hurts consumers when they start passing legislation banning mandatory arbitration clauses in attorney-client contracts.”