31 October, 2016

Nursing Homes Barred from Requiring Arbitration

By | October 31st, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently struck a blow for justice by barring nursing homes from forcing their residents or family members to sign forced arbitration agreements. As a result, any [...]

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. [...]

15 April, 2016

Congressional Democrats Demand Forced Arbitration Overhaul

By | April 15th, 2016|General|

On April 14, a group of Democratic congressional representatives took the rather unusual step of calling on the House to overhaul the practice of forced arbitration, a method of resolving private disputes outside of [...]

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 [...]

29 September, 2015

“Hundreds of Millions of Consumer Contracts” Have Forced Arbitration Clauses

By | September 29th, 2015|General|

A new article in Consumer Reports highlights the practice of forced arbitration that many companies include in "hundreds of millions of consumer contracts." Everything from your credit card to your Netflix account may [...]

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 [...]