By Dana Sanchez
Investor, entrepreneur,music mogul and activist Jay-Z won an injunction in the Manhattan Supreme Court to delay a private arbitration with clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc. until the American Arbitration Association can provide a larger pool of Black arbitrators.
The American Arbitration Association was set to arbitrate a trademark case against him, but Jay-Z filed a petition Wednesday to stop the arbitration because the association’s pool of arbitratorsis is too white to be fair, Page Six reported.
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In the petition, Jay-Z, 48, said that the lack of racial diversity among arbitrators at the American Arbitration Association was discriminatory under New York’s state constitution and a New York City human rights law, according to NBC.
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