Practices


Arbitration Clause Destroys American Dream

November 2, 2007 - Five years ago, Jordan Fogal's dream house was turned into a living nightmare after her builders ripped her off with shoddy construction and then hid behind the arbitration clause in the... Read More


Mandatory Arbitration Stinks

October 31, 2007 - Most cardholders don't realize it, but they've agreed to have all disputes settled by arbitration firms that tend to favor the card-issuing banks. Read More


Arbitrators Award Multimillion Judgment to Kansas City Widow

October 30, 2007 - Arbitrators have awarded $6 million to the widow of a prominent Kansas City doctor who was killed while trying to help at an accident scene. Read More


How Arbitration Steals Your Day in Court

October 26, 2007 - If I told you there was a courtroom in America where consumers lose lawsuits to businesses 94 percent of the time, and there is no chance to appeal, you'd probably never want to go... Read More


Congress Should Ban Mandatory Pre-Dispute Consumer Arbitration

October 10, 2007 - Every person in the United States who has a credit card, buys a car, signs up for a cell-phone plan, or enters into any other kind of consumer transaction has a mandatory arbitration... Read More


Class Action Crackdown

February 21, 2005 - Over the years, class action lawsuits have netted consumers $13 rebates on computer monitors, coupons for free movie rentals, $30 discounts on cruise vacations, and free boxes of cereal.... Read More


Fannie Mae Ceases Buying of B&C Loans with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

February 9, 2004 - WASHINTON – In order to combat predatory lending, Fannie Mae said it will stop purchasing subprime mortgages with mandatory arbitration clauses and will prohibit prepayment penalties... Read More


Freddie Mac Nixes Provision

December 4, 2003 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Freddie Mac said on Thursday it would no longer invest in mortgages that contain a provision that forces unwitting consumers to give up their right to sue their lender. Read More


NAIC holds public hearing on arbitration

March 12, 2003 - Jere Beasley spoke on the consumer's behalf at the public hearing on Arbitration Clauses in Insurance Contracts on Monday, March 10 in Atlanta, GA. The hearing was held in conjunction... Read More


Arbitration reaches a new level

January 8, 2003 - Last month, the U.S. Congress passed a bill to ban mandatory, binding arbitration clauses from automobile dealer franchise agreements. This legislation was a top priority of the National... Read More


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