Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Riot Games Arbitration recently covered Riot Games’ continuing workplace challenges and private arbitration agreements with its employees on April 29th, 2019.

Here is an excerpt:

For additional context on this process, we reached out to our own legal sources for input. In an email to GameDaily, attorney Richard Hoeg said, “The vast majority of companies include an arbitration provision, so it’s not a direct attack on these particular employees.” Brandon Huffman of Odin Law had a similar take: “Generally, arbitration provisions are included because arbitration can be kept more confidential than an open proceeding in court. Arbitrators are also less likely to react emotionally than juries.”

That’s not to say Riot isn’t protecting its own interests with internal arbitration. As Huffman explained, Riot’s lawyers “are trying to reduce the likelihood that their client has to pay out claims, which is what they are paid to do. In this context, the ancillary effect of that can be to make the negative behavior less publicly punishable, which is not a great societal outcome.”

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