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Fifteen State Attorneys General Send the CFPB a Letter Urging Regulation of Forced Pre-Dispute Arbitration

Fifteen State Attorneys General Send the CFPB a Letter Urging

Regulation of Forced Pre-Dispute Arbitration
 

On November 20,  fifteen state Attorneys General sent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a letter urging the CFPB to use its authority to regulate forced arbitration provisions in consumer financial contracts.  They wrote:

American Law Institute Meets in Chicago on the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts

American Law Institute (ALI) Meets in Chicago on the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts

Spooky: What lurks in the fine print of your credit cards!

Spooky:  What lurks in the fine print of your credit cards!

The Fine Print in Employment Contracts: Jimmy John's Wants Workers to Fork Over a Promise Not to Compete

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The Fine Print in Employment Contracts: 

Jimmy John's Wants Workers to Fork Over a Promise Not to Compete

Dave Jamieson at The Huffington Post explains how Jimmy John's corporate standard hiring packet contract contains a "non-compete" provision that franchisees may use and require employees to sign. 

Ralph Nader Discusses the Fine Print in "The Incarceration of the American Consumer"

Ralph Nader Discusses the Fine Print in "The Incarceration of the American Consumer" 

Nader writes: "We need to focus on the incarcerating infrastructure that corporate attorneys build year after year to insulate their corporate paymasters from structural accountability under the rule of law.

Alliance for Justice Releases "Lost in the Fine Print" - a short film.

Lost in the Fine Print (2014): 

Your Firstborn Child for Free WiFi? A "Herod Clause" in the Fine Print!

Your Firstborn Child for Free WiFi?  A "Herod clause" in the Fine Print!

More Than You Wanted To Know

More Thank You Wanted to Know:  The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

By Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider (Princeton Press 2014)

Federal Legislation to Ban Contracts with Nondisparagement Clauses

H.R. 5499 Federal Legislation to Ban Contracts with Non-Disparagement Clauses

On September 16, two members of Congress from the California delegation (Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Brad Sherman) introduced "The Consumer Review Freedom Act," H.R. 5499, to ban nondisparagement clauses in consumer contracts. 

California Bans Non-Disparagement Contract Clauses that Prohibit Consumers from Criticizing Goods or Services

California Bans Non-Disparagement Contract Clauses that

Prohibit Consumers from Criticizing Businesses in the Sale or Lease of Goods or Services

In a preemptive strike to prevent litigation against consumers for their free speech rights, California passed a model consumer ban against "gag"provisions in contracts that limit consumers from criticizing a business (its employees or agents) concerning the goods or services.  

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