Originally Posted by kennyc
I doubt that applies in the U.S.
Federal law, and all 50 states, have similar statutes. Even a contract that mandates arbitration can be challenged as unconscionable in court - you just have to challenge the abritration clause first.
It's far easier, however, to simply refuse to do business with companies that have contracts that you don't like. You can also negotiate with them, as often as not, even though few people realize it.