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Jeff Gist v. Zoan Management, Inc.
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Via Video Case 2
David A. Schuck and Lisa T. Hunt on behalf of Jeff Gist
Charles J. Paternoster on behalf of Driver Resources, LLC
Senvoy, LLC
and Zoan Management, Inc.
Statement of Issues:
(1) Must a court limit determinations of arbitrability to the issue of whether the arbitration provisions of the contract are unconscionable, and instead leave for arbitrators to consider whether the provisions are, by their terms, inseverable from a contract alleged to be illegal, void, and unenforceable as a matter of law?

(2) Does this court's analysis in Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc., 356 Or 543, 340 P3d 27 (2014) apply and inform a conclusion that the arbitration provisions were procedurally unconscionable, based on a claimed disparity in the parties' bargaining power and the contract's offer on a "take-it-or-leave-it" basis as a condition of employment?

(3) Are arbitration provisions substantively unconscionable if they expressly contravene Oregon's wage and hour law and impose costs "significantly larger than the cost of a trial" in a putative class action?

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