We don’t need no arbitration: The Tipline for 16 June 2020

Antitrust plaintiffs have always had it tough and a wave of judicial opinions favourable to defendants seeking to force arbitration has been yet another brick in the wall. Just ask dental supply distributor Archer & White Sales, which has spent the last eight years seeking to present its anticompetitive boycott claims to a Texas jury. With questions surrounding the arbitrability of their lawsuit now heading to the Supreme Court for a second time, GCR USA imagines Archer feels like a 1980s teenager blaring one of Pink Floyd’s anthems of rebellion: “Hey, teacher! Leave them plaintiffs alone!”


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