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Forced Arbitration

Big Banks Have License to Steal -- You Can Help Stop It

Robert Weissman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Robert Weissman

The big banks want an effective license to steal. And they are counting on you to give it to them. You would never knowingly agree to any such thing,...

How Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and How to Fight Back

Nan Aron | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

Facing off against a powerful company in arbitration is like playing a baseball game in which the other team hires and fires the umpires. So it's no wonder that, in consumer disputes, one study found that arbitrators rule for companies over consumers 94 percent of the time.

General Mills Reverses Controversial Policy

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

General Mills has reversed a new policy that sparked outrage among consumers. General Mills last week revealed a new rule that prevented people fr...

Another Brick in the Wall: Supreme Court Shields Corporations From the Law (As Usual)

Nan Aron | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Italian Colors ruling is not an isolated event. We are rapidly approaching a time when there is a private set of laws for big corporations, created and enforced by and for themselves and separate from the system that governs the rest of us.

Consumers Fight Big Banks for a Day in Court

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The public at large is finally learning about abuses in the credit card banking industry. Over time, the banks may change their policies. But as a consumer, you must learn your rights, and you must insist that your rights are upheld.

Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights

David Arkush | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
David Arkush

If you're one of millions of Starbucks customers who might buy or receive a prepaid card this holiday season, you might want to take a moment to send Starbucks a message: Don't take away my rights!

Supreme Court Could Give Corporations Blueprint to Cheat Consumers

Gibson Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gibson Vance

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion today. If it rules in favor of AT&T, corporations will be allowed to use forced arbitration clauses as a tool to wipe out class actions.

A Plea to the Courts: Stop the Quiet Death of a Critical Consumer Protection

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The right of consumers to band together to take action against corporate rip-offs is something that is enshrined in case law, enforced by the state co...

Don't Let the Fox Guard the Hen House

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Jackson v. Rent-a-Center throws a spotlight on just how close corporations are to being granted totally unchecked authority to force the American public into arbitration.

Congress Takes Critical Step in Halting Abusive Forced Arbitrations

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Al Franken and Mary Landrieu's amendment protects defense contractor employees who have been victims of sexual assault, harassment, or other forms of discrimination.