TEAM vs Quixtar: Arbitration enforced?

There’s some hints on the TEAM forum run by TEAM’s PR firm, Ashton Partners, that the judge in the TEAM vs Quixtar "class-action" lawsuit in California has enforced Quixtar’s Arbitration claims. Some quotes –

As the court case is in arbitration, and it is in Quixtar’s best interest to drag it out as long as possible, you may find that a decision from arbitration could take longer than the six months that it would take to resign and follow the existing non-compete.

and later from the same poster –

I too have received my, "The purpose of this letter is to confirm that your independent business has been deleted from our files." statement from Quixtar; unfortunately, I will not be free as soon as you unless Chris and Orrin are successful before March 1th. I will be truly free about two weeks later! I waited until after the California case was sent to arbitration.

There’s been no official comments on the case for quite some time, though various TEAM blogs keep appearing and keep highlighting various affidavit’s from the case. Curiously the affidavit’s often seem to make TEAM’s case worse, but the bloggers ignore this. I’ve tried querying them in their comments, but they’ve turned on "moderation" and none of my questions are appearing.

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UPDATE: I also found the following on the TEAM forums –

As the court case is in arbitration, and it is in Quixtar’s best interest to drag it out as long as possible, you may find that a decision from arbitration could take longer than the six months that it would take to resign and follow the existing non-compete.

All are by the same blogger. Put simply, it looks like the Team vs Quixtar case is dead, though there’s still a question as to whether this is Quixtar’s arbitration system or a separate one ordered by the judge. Quite obviously the "illegal pyramid" claims didn’t wash with the judge – I doubt he’d refer to arbitration if they did. What I think can virtually be guaranteed is that arbitration will take a lot longer than the 4 months that would have been remaining if TEAM IBOs had simply resigned when this started, rather than (supposedly) wanting the no-compete clause ignored. I say supposedly because I wonder how much of this was all about PR rather than a real legal dispute. Indeed, if the judge thought the case should go to arbitration, there’s almost no chance at all that TEAM will get any significant wins out of this. Even if they get the no-compete annulled (unlikely), it makes little significant difference.

As far as I’m concerned, the case is over. It’s just a matter of waiting to see what TEAM’s leaders choose to do and how successful they are.

UPDATE 2: The same poster as above now says –

I had heard that the California case was going to be arbitrated, but after browsing through the many court documents I have saved, I am not able to find the details of this. I did find the one in Texas where Judge Bush send a case to arbitration, but I am unable to locate documentation on the California case in this regard.

Judge Feess has nothing on his posted calendar at the moment.
Lets all hope that the arbitration was an error and that Judge Feess rules to let us be free!

Another poster adds –

I have seen no offical word that the California case is going to Arbitration. However, I have heard that is the most likely scenerio. If this is the case then Don and Randy by not pulling out would be forced into Arbitration.

So still unconfirmed, but still in my opinion the most likely outcome of the case. Perhaps this poster let the cat out of the bag and then realized he made a mistake?


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