Consumer Groups Call Out Microsoft for Use of Forced Arbitration

This week, Microsoft hosted its Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. Microsoft has long used forced arbitration against its customers, so a coalition of DC-based consumer advocacy groups crashed the convention to educate the public and attendees about this abusive practice.

Corporate Front Groups

The “tort reform” movement shields corporations from accountability by eliminating access to the court for consumers, workers and patients. Leading the charge are five shadowy front groups founded and backed by some of the largest multinational corporations. See who is trying to steal your rights.

Brought to You By the 7th

The 7th Amendment is your right to a trial by jury. It allows you to access the civil justice system and hold corporations accountable when they injure and kill innocent Americans, pollute our environment and endanger our children. As we know all too well, if no one is accountable, no one is safe.

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The Fine Print

Hidden in the fine print of many consumer contracts - from credit cards and cell phone contracts to nursing home care and employment contracts - are dangerous forced arbitration clauses.

Asbestos

Asbestos is the quintessential example of corporations knowing that they were marketing deadly products and covering up the evidence for profit.

Generic Drugs

Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the generic version of a drug. The price tag on generic drugs can be appealing to consumers and health care providers, but taking a generic drug can also have dangerous consequences.

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