Another One Bites the Dust: Dropbox Adds Arbitration Clause

March 07, 2014

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

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The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger: A Cause for Concern

March 03, 2014

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

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Important Considerations For Student Loan Co-Signers

February 03, 2014

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

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Proposed FDA Rule Allows Generic Drug Manufacturers to Update Labeling

November 13, 2013

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

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Sixth Circuit Reviews Classwide Arbitration

November 11, 2013

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,

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JP Morgan Chase Expected to Pay Record Settlement

October 24, 2013

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.

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Utter Lunacy: Supreme Court strips individuals of their right to vindicate their claims in court, and Congress is in no hurry to un-do the damage

June 25, 2013

Building upon the absurd precedent created in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, this past Thursday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion which held that mandatory, binding arbitration clauses and class action waivers are enforceable, even if the cost of arbitrating an

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Congress Asks SEC to Enforce Consumer Protections

May 02, 2013

Congress does not have the reputation lately of working for the people. Stalemates between Republicans and Democrats continue to halt progress in both bodies of Congress. However, amidst their inability to seemingly get anything done, 37 members of the Senate

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Hall of Shame: Chinese Chicken Jerky Dog Treats and the FDA

January 31, 2013

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been investigating a possible contamination in chicken jerky dog treats. The investigation began in 2007 (on the heels of the massive recall of melamine-tainted pet food in the U.S. and

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Take Justice Back is Live

December 05, 2012

The American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) has launched a new online grassroots campaign called Take Justice Back. The site aims to inform consumers about the justice system and the ways in which corporations are using that system to erode their

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