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8. Dispute Resolution/Arbitration. Except as expressly provided below, You and Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights APC (hereinafter, “Company”) agree that to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to this Agreement, a similar prior agreement, your consent to receive communications, or the pre-retention relationship (i.e., before You sign a written engagement letter) between You and Company and its affiliates and marketing partners (including matters occurring prior to the date of this Contract and disputes with third parties) (collectively, “Claims”) will, at the election of either party, be resolved by arbitration, including any dispute about arbitrability, such as scope and enforceability. The right and obligation to arbitrate under this section shall extend to all Claims, including those against or involving third parties such as Company or its affiliates’ officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, members, partners, subsidiaries, joint venturers, or contractors.
Except as expressly provided herein, any arbitration will be conducted pursuant to the applicable rules (the “Arbitration Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association. Should the AAA be unavailable, unable or unwilling to accept and administer the arbitration of any claim under these arbitration provisions as written, the parties shall agree on a substitute arbitration organization, such as JAMS, that will enforce the arbitration provisions as written. The parties will select a single arbitrator, but in the event that the parties are unable to agree, the arbitrator will be appointed pursuant to the Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator will be a practicing attorney with significant expertise in litigating and/or presiding over cases involving the substantive legal areas involved in the dispute. The arbitration will be concluded within three months of the date the arbitrator is appointed. Because the Contract memorializes a transaction in interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions. More information about arbitration, including the Arbitration Rules, is available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.
The following matters will not be subject to arbitration but will instead be adjudicated in the appropriate court of the state where You are located: (a) an action to enforce intellectual property rights; (b) a suit by Company, its affiliates, or their assignees for collection of amounts owed by You under this Agreement; and (c) any claim or dispute for which applicable law (as determined by a binding court decision) or the applicable arbitration rules do not permit arbitration and require adjudication in a specific civil court. Matters within the jurisdiction of an applicable small claims court may also be brought in such court, instead of arbitration.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, the substantially prevailing party in any dispute between the parties may recover their reasonable costs and fees incurred in connection with such matter, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.
You also agree that: (a) CLAIMS MAY ONLY BE BROUGHT IN AN INDIVIDUAL, NON-CLASS, AND NON-REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, AND THAT CLAIMS OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS MAY NOT BE JOINED OR CONSOLIDATED ABSENT CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES; and (b) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AND COMPANY HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JURY, EVEN FOR DISPUTES NOT SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.
You can decline this arbitration agreement by timely writing via certified mail or a nationally recognized overnight delivery service that allows You and the Company to confirm both mailing and delivery to 4100 W. Alameda Avenue, Third Floor, Burbank, CA 91505 and providing the following information: (1) name; (2) address; (3) phone number; and (4) a clear statement that You wish to opt out of this arbitration agreement. To be effective, the opt-out notice must be mailed no later than 30 days after the date You becomes bound by the arbitration agreement. Please note that You will continue to be bound by any older arbitration provision that You did not out opt of and any arbitration provision that otherwise governs the Claims.
If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision shall be severed, and the remaining arbitration terms shall be enforced, except that if the class action waiver above is found unenforceable, the entire arbitration agreement is void, other than the jury waiver provision.