Submitted by Burton LeBlanc on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:48
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on an important issue that affects all Americans. It is called forced arbitration.
Buried in the fine print of many contracts – from credit card and nursing home contracts to employee handbooks and online user agreements – are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice and allow corporations to evade accountability.
Forced arbitration grants corporations a license to steal and violate the law.
Submitted by Julia Duncan on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:34
When corporations commit widespread fraud and violate state and federal laws, consumers need an avenue to hold them accountable. Consumers’ ability to join together is often the only way to hold those corporations responsible. Forced arbitration clauses that ban class actions prohibit consumers from bringing claims, period. It is too costly for consumers to bring claims on an individual basis in any forum—arbitration or court. Forced arbitration grants corporations a license to steal and violate the law.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 17:24
American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen was recently a guest on the Ring of Fire Show with Mike Papantonio to discuss generic drug accountability and the proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fix this issue.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:41
There are two upcoming hearings addressing the deceptive practice called forced arbitration, which eliminates access to the courts replacing it with a secretive tribunal rigged in favor of billion dollar corporations.
Submitted by Michelle Kimmel on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 21:27
Wall Street banks have been granted a license to steal and violate the law. It’s called forced arbitration. Buried in the fine print of many bank and credit card contracts are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice and replace it with a secretive tribunal rigged in favor of Wall Street.
Submitted by Katie Gommel on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 16:39
You can’t get more hypocritical than Rep. Trent Franks, who votes to limit Americas’ access to court every chance he gets, but has no qualms against using the courts when it is in his political interest. Now, he’s threatening to sue the Obama Administration over the Affordable Care Act and a host of other issues.
Submitted by Jamar Hudson on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:48
Millions of Americans purchase red gasoline cans every year.
However, what those same consumers may not be aware of, are the dangers those cans pose.
The ubiquitous red gas cans in homes across America, are a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode. There are horrific examples of children knocking over gas cans with tricycles, fathers filling up chainsaws or lawnmowers and people just walking by the can when a small spark from static electricity or a water heater’s pilot light flashes into the can, causing the can to explode.
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today Show featured a segment highlighting the dangers of gas cans and the subsequent hurdles victims face in trying to receive justice for injuries they’ve suffered.