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The Courthouse Doors Are Shutting Because of Forced Arbitration

The Courthouse Doors Are Shutting Because of Forced Arbitration

Contracts Law Prof Blog on Facebook's "Creepy" Study

Contracts Law Prof Blog on Facebook's "Creepy Experiment"

Comedian John Oliver on the Fine Print

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Comedian John Oliver earlier this month delivered an epic rant on net neutrality and cable companies controlling the FCC that culminated in an exhortation for Internet "monsters," amongst others, to direct their rage by sending comments to the FCC.   Though he called it "cable company f*ckery," at about minute ten he notes how the fine print works by declaring:

Can You Lose Your Right to Get Another Job in Your Industry in the Fine Print?

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Can You Lose Your Ability to Take Another Job in Your Industry in the Fine Print?

Yes.  Veteran consumer reporter Bob Sullivan explains the hazards of signing away your livelihood potential for some period of time in the "non-compete" clauses of the fine print. 

Banking on the Fine Print -- House Briefing June 10, 2014

Banking on the Fine Print -- House Briefing, June 10, 2014

The Social Network Show on KDWN Presents Professor Nancy Kim on Wrap Contracts

The Social Network Show on KDWN Presents Professor Nancy Kim on Wrap Contracts

Listen to Professor Nancy S. Kim, author of Wrap Contracts, discuss here on this May 4, 2014 KDWN clip on what can be done to design better online contracts.  

How much money are airlines making from your unused, nonrefundable tickets? They won't say. And so far, the Department of Transportation is not making them say.

How much money are airlines making from your unused, nonrefundable tickets? 

They won't say.  So far, the Department of Transportation is not making them say.

General Mills Apologizes and Retreats on Forced Arbitration Change in Terms -- A Victory for Consumers

General Mills Apologizes and Retreats on Forced Arbitration Change in Terms

A Victory for Consumers
Other Corporate General Counsels Take Note!

General Mills listened to consumers and backed down from its ill-advised, overreaching change in fine print terms that would have been used to deprive consumers of their rights if they engaged online with General Mills and then were harmed in any way by ANY of its products. 

Which Senator Will Hold the Next Hearing to Ask the General Counsel of General Mills to Explain Its Outrageous New Fine Print?

Which Senator Will Hold the Next Hearing to Ask the General Counsel of General Mills to Explain Its Outrageous New Fine Print?

General Mills says that if you so much as visit its website or use one of its coupons you must give up your rights to take them to court should anything go wrong once you buy ANY of its products.

Are they kidding? 

Ralph Nader Discusses Fair Contracts on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour 4.14.14

Ralph Nader Discusses Fair Contracts on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour 4.14.14

Ralph Nader discusses how people are "peons" in a feudal system as they are forced into contract servitude by large corporations wielding unfair fine print contracts.  The portion on fair contracts and the fine print runs from the twenty minute mark, here

 

 

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