If you ask a company representative if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, more than likely, they will say no. If you ask the average consumer if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, they will ask
The Seventh Circuit has recently upheld litigants’ rights to pursue their claims in court rather than in arbitration in two cases: Druco Restaurants, Inc. v. Steak ‘n Shake Enterprises, Inc. et al., No. 13-3489, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16869 (7th
A few months ago, I wrote a short blog post to discuss my disagreement with a Northern District of Illinois decision that denied class certification in a case involving the sale of defective toy beads to children. When ingested, these
Hope Springs Eternal: Senators Franken and Blumenthal and Representative Johnson Combat AT&T v. Concepcion
Shortly after Supreme Court ruling in AT&T v. Concepcion was released, many consumer advocate attorneys (and even professors) claimed that the ruling was “the end of class action litigation.” While some groups have already come forward in attempting to distinguish
Thirty-nine states have filed a lawsuit against Dannon for exaggerating the health benefits of its products. Dannon will pay $21 million over false statements promoting the digestive and immune system benefits of Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drinks, making this the
Last week, an online eyeglass retailer found out the bad publicity was good publicity. Vitaly Borker, owner of DecorMyEyes, claims that customers’ complaints against his business created publicity, as his company website saw a rankings boost in Google search results.