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  • What’s at stake in the dispute over class action lawsuits Monday, November 8, 2010 � by jg

    San Francisco Chronicle: Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick writes, “If people don’t sue, businesses know they can cheat people out of small amounts with impunity. Class actions band individuals together so businesses cannot escape accountability.”

  • Collapse of collection company reveals abuse of arbitration Monday, March 22, 2010 � by jg

    Baltimore Sun: The firm routinely took unpaid-debt cases to the National Arbitration Forum, which billed itself as neutral ground for disputes, even though it was connected through a common ownership structure. Arbitrators almost always ruled in favor of creditors.

  • KBR/Halliburton still says rape is for arbitration, not court Friday, January 29, 2010 � by jg

    KBR/Halliburton wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that a case involving the alleged rape of a clerical worker can go to court instead of forced arbitration, with an arbitrator paid by Halliburton and no right of appeal.

  • What’s good for the corporation isn’t necessarily good for the consumer Wednesday, November 25, 2009 � by jg

    Huffington Post: Joanne Doroshow of the Center for Justice & Democracy describes how corporations that work to limit consumers’ legal rights are themselves quick to file suit when they feel wronged.