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Fee-Splitting Agreement Made Arbitration Agreement 'Unconscionable'

Friday, March 25, 2016 | 1202 | 0 | 4 min read

An arbitration agreement that would have required a workers' compensation claimant to pay 20% of the cost of arbitration is unconscionable and cannot be enforced, the Texas 13th District Court of Appeal ruled. Case: AOF Services v. Santorsola, 13-14-00541-CV, 03/24/2016. Facts: When he accepted a position with AOF Services in 2013, Ronald Santorsola signed an arbitration agreement that required any dispute involving his employment or separation from the company to be resolved by arbitration. The agreement required employees to pay a $100 filing fee and 20% of the cost of the arbitration....

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