Victory for Consumer Rights: General Mills Drops its Forced Arbitration Clause

General Mills announced on April 19, 2014 that it removed a forced arbitration clause in its terms of service. Forced arbitration is an abusive practice where corporations force customers into a dispute mill that is rigged and secretive.  The corporations pick the arbitrator and the arbitrator's decision is final - you have no ability to appeal or ever go to court.

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Apr 01, 2014 10:00 AM

The Strip Mining of Legal Rights

In the latest edition of Trial magazine, Ralph Nader and Theresa Amato discuss how the fine print in standard form contracts is undermining tort law, and it is not limited to mandatory arbitration. Read more here.

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Mar 26, 2014 08:56 AM

GM IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT LAWSUITS ON THE RISE

This week's Motor Vehicle Law Reporter takes a look at the lawsuits that have piled up against GM. As the probe into GM’s recall of about 1.37 million U.S. passenger cars for a deadly ignition switch defect continues, families who previously thought their loved ones died in accidents caused by driver error are filing lawsuits alleging the defect was to blame.
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Mar 04, 2014 03:07 PM

Forced Arbitration – The Stealth War on Women’s Rights

While working for now-defunct retailer Circuit City, Tia Holloman was subjected to two months of appalling sexual harassment that included her supervisor exposing his genitals to her, grabbing her and parading her around the store when she tried to escape his abuse — an event that was recorded by the store’s surveillance camera.

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