Thanks to another Supreme Court ruling favoring corporations over people, PayPal, eBay, and a growing number of companies are working really, really hard it seems to ensure that consumers are unlikely to sue them. Christine Hines of Public Citizen’s Consumer and Civil Justice Counsel explains to us how companies are adding forced arbitration to their user agreements and contracts to prevent users from suing them.
Show Note Reference Links:
Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183
Fair Arbitration http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2512
Forced Arbitration Rogues Gallery
Expose Corporations That Are Rigging the Justice System Against Consumers
Stand Up to eBay’s Arbitration Absurdity
Tell eBay to Remove Forced Arbitration from Its Terms of Service or at Least Allow Users to Opt Out Online
New rules for disputes with American Express and Instagram
Bill aims to restore consumers’ right to sue
U.S. Supreme Court Permits Class Action Ban in Arbitration
Why you can’t sue your wireless carrier in a class action
A Rising Tide Against Class-Action Suits
Judge Allows Payment Monopoly Lawsuit Against eBay/PayPal To Proceed
Public Citizen Raises Alarm (And A Petition) Against eBay’s Updated Policy On Class Action And Litigation
PayPal becomes the latest company to ban class action suits
Watchdog calls eBay’s user policy ‘underhanded’
Classmates.com pays $2.5 million settlement for lying to users
The Classmates.com class action settlement rip-off
How the Classmates.com settlement is more than a $2 coupon
Checks for Classmates.com Settlement Mailed this Week
How lawsuit against Classmates.com ended in paltry $3.93 payouts
Recorded 2012 11-26 & 2013 01-13
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