It is difficult to be a consumer these days without being subjected to arbitration agreements. Most banks, cell phone companies, cable providers and major corporations include an arbitration agreement in their terms of service. Dropbox is one of the more
On February 13, Comcast Corporation announced its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion stock-for-stock transaction. The merger of the nation’s two largest cable companies and the first and third largest Internet service providers would create a
American consumers owe more than $150 billion in outstanding private student loan debt. For some fortunate enough to have a family member with a solid credit history to co-sign on those loans, they may be able to save a bit
On Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that threatens to kill securities class actions. Petitioners in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. have asked the Court to reconsider a quarter-century-old precedent that has served as
After much anticipation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action to place responsibility on generic drug manufacturers to provide adequate warnings to consumers, and hold them legally liable for their failure to do so. Currently, federal law
In Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Crockett, Case No. 12-3574, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck yet another blow to consumers whose contracts of adhesion force arbitration of any disputes. Prior to Crockett, in some cases,
The story of banking giant JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement has been in heavy rotation on network and cable news outlets this week, as it should be. This settlement is the largest ever between a single company and the U.S.
The problem is familiar: a party fails to preserve some document or thing that would have been discoverable under the Rules, and possible evidence is lost. Years ago, these spoliation of evidence disputes arose most often in accident litigation, such