Practices


By Mandatory Arbitration We Lost Our Home and Our Right to a Trial by a Jury

November 5, 2007 - The first night in our new home, my husband tried out new Jacuzzi tub on the third floor. When he pulled the plug, 100 gallons of water crashed through our dining room ceiling into the... Read More


Binding Arbitration Bad for Consumers

November 5, 2007 - You may have never heard of Binding Mandatory Arbitration, but that would not prevent this unfair practice, visited on unsuspecting consumers, from destroying your life. Read More


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


The Record of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Anti-Worker and Anti-Consumer

September 25, 2007 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become one of the strongest lobbying organizations in the country. They have their considerable influence in a number of areas. Without a doubt, one of... Read More


Firm Must Pay $521 Million in Damages Over Bad Audits

September 17, 2007 - A jury has ordered BDO Seidman, the nation's fifth-ranked accounting firm, to pay more than $351 million in punitive damages in a lawsuite, bringing BDO's potential liability in the case to... Read More


Lawyers Locked on High-Tech Sector

July 11, 2007 - Technology is one of the fastest growing niches in Alabama's law business. Almost all of the largest firms in the state have aggressively grown divisions catering to the needs of high-tech... Read More


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