Jamie Leigh Jones, who was gang raped in Iraq by an unknown number of co-workers, is suing for the right to sue their mutual employer, as the Justice Department won't investigate and she's covered by an arbitration clause. [NPR, YouTube]
You know who else settles disputes with secret, private, non-binding arbitration?
The SEC. And we all know how great a job that regulating body has done in preventing misconduct in the financial sector.
Arbitration is an example of how laws have gradually moved toward favoring corporations over individuals. It's really disturbing.