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Archive: November 5, 2015

A New York Times probe of forced arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts finds they most often tip the justice scales on behalf of corporations. Credit: southernfried/morguefile.com

SEATTLE - A New York Times investigation is making waves across the country this week for exposing the potential pitfalls of signing common consumer contracts. It may be for cellphone service, an assisted-living apartment, an online purchase or even a new job. Today's typical contract says if thin ...Read More

Consumer advocates say Floridians aren't getting their day in court due to mandatory arbitration clauses. Credit: ArielleJay/morguefile

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – On the heels of a New York Times investigation, consumer advocates are speaking out about the corporate practice of putting so-called forced arbitration clauses into contracts. The clauses say if wrongdoing is alleged, people have to go to mediation rather than to court. ...Read More

Hunters are reaping the benefits of the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision in September not to list the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species. Credit: Pierdelune/iStockphoto

DENVER - The third combined season for deer and elk kicked off last weekend, and Colorado hunters are taking full advantage of the U.S. Interior Department's decision not to list the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species. Kent Ingram, president of the Colorado Wildlife Federation, says the ...Read More

Activists with the Governing Under the Influence campaign greeted GOP candidate Donald Trump at the State House Tuesday. Courtesy: A. Alpert/American Friends Service Committee

CONCORD, N.H. – They greeted Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Martin O'Malley on day one – and today they will be back to send a message to Marco Rubio and other presidential candidates about the Governing Under the Influence (GUI) campaign. Activists will be at the State ...Read More

Consumer advocates are denouncing forced arbitration clauses. Credit: gvictoria/iStockphoto

LOS ANGELES - In the wake of a New York Times exposé, consumer advocates are speaking out against the corporate practice of putting forced arbitration clauses into contracts saying it puts victims of fraud at a major disadvantage. The clauses say if wrongdoing is alleged, people have to go to ...Read More

Duke Energy says it will not build a new transmission line in western North Carolina and update South Carolina, in response to community opposition. Credit: wallyir/morguefile.com

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - After months of community protests, Duke Energy announced Wednesday it was abandoning plans to create a new transmission line and substation in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The largest electric power holding company in the U.S., Duke says it will replace the ...Read More

Mandatory arbitration clauses are buried in the fine print of many consumer contracts. Credit: stevepb/pixabay.com

PHILADELPHIA – A lot of consumers who think a particular company has harmed them find that they signed away their right to sue without even knowing it. An investigative report in The New York Times says the fine print in many contracts, including for credit cards, cellphones and nursing home ...Read More

Advocates say New York State is ignoring its school-funding formula. Credit: KokomoCole/pixabay.com

NEW YORK – A coalition of education advocates was in court Wednesday, trying to force the state to obey a school funding formula passed by the legislature in 2007. The formula was the result of years of litigation over inequitable distribution of state aid to education. Michael Rebell, an ...Read More

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