Appellate Case: Mr. Connor successfully argued to the South Carolina Supreme Court that a particular arbitration clause hidden in the purchase order for an automobile was unconscionable and illegal.
The dealer had attempted to trick consumers into giving up their Constitutional right to a jury trial by putting an arbitration clause on the back of the purchase contract. The arbitration clause attempted to strip the purchaser of many rights and remedies provided by the consumer laws of South Carolina. The South Carolina Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Connor and struck down the unconscionable arbitration clause. This case is a victory for all consumers in the state of South Carolina. It upholds the right to a jury trial and the consumers’ rights to be protected from unscrupulous car salesmen.