Morton's of Chicago decision affirmed by the Florida District Court of Appeal
Clients Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.
On January 17, 2013, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County) that granted Morton's of Chicago motion to compel arbitration. In this matter, we represent Morton's of Chicago and individual manager defendants against a former employee and his wife's sexual harassment, assault, battery, and loss of consortium claims. Jones Day prevailed in a strongly contested motion to compel arbitration based on Morton's Arbitration Policy. Plaintiff asserted that the arbitration policy was procedurally and substantively unconscionable and contrary to Florida public policy guaranteeing access to the courts.
Williams v. Morton's of Chicago/Boca Raton, et al., 2011 CA 015188 (Circuit Ct. Palm Beach Florida)