THe venue of the Arbitration is in the locale of the manufacturer, namely Houston in this case. CAn I change it to my home city, San Francisco, legally ? Is it in my best interest to Arbitrate in San Francisco ?
The Arbitration Clause is Negotiable because I am "pioneering" a product line, there is no existing income stream, expenses aren't paid, so I am essentially a "free salesman " that receives no income if I don't sell the account. I take this arrangement because I have to as a newcomer to the brokerage business
- but I bring 44 years of experience. Reality of my situation: If I sell a big account like Costco, the manufacturer will attempt to have my contract
Terminated because it happens every day. My contract protects me for 24 months after Termination, but there will most assuredly be some sort of litigation. I am trying to give myself the best chance of Winning.
My Big Question: If the manufacturer rejects my Agreement changes - removal of Arbitration Clause as sole method of challenging Termination as well as changing venue to My Home City - is that a pretty good indicator that Arbitration serves their purpose far better than taking the case to court ?