30 December, 2016

Will Donald Trump Gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by Firing its Director?

By | December 30th, 2016|Forced Arbitration, General|

A recent blog written by Paul Bland of Public Justice raises some troubling concerns regarding the future direction of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Bland's comments appeared on the Daily Kos website on [...]

11 August, 2016

Fox News Scandal Shows the Dark Side of Forced Arbitration

By | August 11th, 2016|Forced Arbitration|

The high-profile sexual harassment dispute between former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson and her boss, Roger Ailes, is yet another example of how employers routinely use forced arbitration to try and silence disgruntled employees. [...]

2 August, 2016

Forced Arbitration Clause Could Damper Pokémon Go Enthusiasm

By | August 2nd, 2016|Forced Arbitration|

If you haven't yet downloaded the Pokémon Go smartphone app and become part of the country's latest craze, you may want to think twice before pushing that button. The reason is that the makers [...]

6 May, 2016

CFPB Proposes Major Changes to Forced Arbitration Clauses

By | May 6th, 2016|Forced Arbitration|

On May 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposal that will prohibit certain financial services providers from using forced arbitration clauses to deny consumers the right to file class action lawsuits. [...]

10 November, 2015

New York Times Investigation Uncovers the Disgusting Side of Forced Arbitration

By | November 10th, 2015|Forced Arbitration|

A series of articles that recently appeared in the New York Times focused a glaring spotlight on the insidious practice of forced arbitration, which takes away a person's rights to having a vast array [...]

4 September, 2015

Help Us Remove Forced Arbitration From Nursing Home Contracts

By | September 4th, 2015|Forced Arbitration, Nursing Home Abuse|

Click here to sign the petition. Elderly individuals who move into nursing homes have to give up a number of things that they hold dear — from access to their own kitchens and gardens, [...]

28 November, 2014

Holiday Shoppers Beware: Forced Arbitration May Be Part of the Package

By | November 28th, 2014|Forced Arbitration|

The premise of Thanksgiving weekend shopping is simple: SAVE. Paired with the increasingly popular "Cyber Monday" that follows, this weekend sees a whole lot of sales. But be careful what you wish for — [...]

21 April, 2014

Thanks To Public Pressure, General Mills Reverses Dangerous New Legal Terms

By | April 21st, 2014|Forced Arbitration|

Guest Post by Baron & Budd Shareholder and American Association of Justice President Burton Leblanc Consider your child has a peanut allergy. You give them a Nature Valley bar with trace amounts of peanuts [...]

31 January, 2014

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration Part IV: Note to Companies, You Can’t Have it Both Ways

By | January 31st, 2014|Forced Arbitration|

Here's a funny side story when it comes to forced arbitration: While companies love to require forced arbitration on all of their business to consumer contracts, companies hate using arbitration to deal with business-to-business problems. [...]

10 December, 2013

It’s Time to Revoke Wall Street’s License to Steal & Violate the Law

By | December 10th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

Guest Post by Baron & Budd Shareholder and American Association of Justice President Burton Leblanc Corporate America has been granted a license to steal and violate the law.  It is called forced arbitration and [...]

19 November, 2013

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration Part 1: What You Lose When You Sign

By | November 19th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

This is the first blog post in a series about forced arbitration (also called mandatory arbitration) It all happens so fast. One minute you're thinking about signing up for the latest new phone contract [...]

8 November, 2013

Forced Arbitration and the U.S. Chamber’s Efforts to Keep Us Out of Court

By | November 8th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

Guest Post by Baron & Budd Shareholder and American Association of Justice President Burton Leblanc Last Wednesday I was on the Ed Schultz Radio Show to discuss forced arbitration and provide a rebuttal to [...]