by Jeff Sovern
Gregory Gauthier has pointed out that Starbucks has changed its arbitration clause and wonders why. The old version is described here. The new version is somewhat less onerous. For example, it permits the arbitration to be "held in a reasonably convenient location in the state in which you reside or at another mutually agreed location," while the old version required the arbitration to take place in Seattle unless otherwise agreed. If you have a thought as to this or other changes, please comment below.