Thursday, June 16, 2011

CHARLIE SHEEN GOING TO HAVE TO WIN IN ARBITRATION

Well, Charlie Sheen has lost the first battle in his litigation against his former employer.  His case is being sent into arbitration.  Plaintiffs typically do not like arbitrations. 

Why?

Jurors are typically more sympathetic to the little guy than corporations (or, In Charlie's case, more starstruck!). 

Companies prefer arbitration over jury trials.

Why?

First, ask yourself, how do arbitrators get work?  From companies that include arbitration clauses in contracts (employees sure don't ask for them).  So, logic dictates, if you are an arbitrator that wants more appointments, a little favoritism towards the company can't hurt....

Second, ask yourself, in a case between a company and an employee, who is typically in control of information about the work relationship?  The Employer.  So, whereas in ordinary litigation there is a great deal of discovery, not so much in arbitration. 

Anyway, we still think Charlie's suit is Winning.  Why?  Click Here to read our article, "Inside the Charlie Sheen Lawsuit:  No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," published by IMDb,  Hollywood News, TLNT, and others.

Want some more "behind the scenes" insight on what it was like on the the set of 2 1/2 Men?  Click Here.

Recently, Charlie applied for a job and was interviewed.  We got that exclusive.  Read it Right Here.

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