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The White House and the Federal Trade Commission Issue Privacy Reports

By theresa / April 1, 2012 / Comments Off on The White House and the Federal Trade Commission Issue Privacy Reports

In early 2012 both The White House and the Federal Trade Commission have issued privacy reports, including a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. See Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World:  A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf See also: Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of…

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Three Pieces on Forced Arbitration in the Fine Print

By theresa / March 7, 2012 / Comments Off on Three Pieces on Forced Arbitration in the Fine Print

See these three great pieces on Forced Arbitration in the Fine Print http://centerjd.org/content/fact-sheet-mandatory-binding-arbitration-corporate-end-run-around-civil-justice-system http://www.thepoptort.com/2012/03/mandatory-binding-arbitration-gets-a-super-critique.html

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Support Fair Contracts Legislation in Illinois!

By theresa / February 26, 2012 / Comments Off on Support Fair Contracts Legislation in Illinois!

Fair Contracts is supporting four bills in the Illinois General Assembly this session.  If you live in Illinois and want to help make fine print contracts more accessible and understandable, we would like you to support these bills too by contacting your representatives

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Bob Sullivan, MSNBC: “Airlines secretly cash in on unused tickets”

By theresa / February 10, 2012 / Comments Off on Bob Sullivan, MSNBC: “Airlines secretly cash in on unused tickets”

MSNBC’s Bob Sullivan reports on Nader’s efforts to discover airline revenues from unused tickets. http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/10/10366774-airlines-secretly-cash-in-on-unused-tickets

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One-sided, fine-print mortgage contracts, foreclosure fraud and the Occupy movement — An Op Ed by Nader & Amato in the Chicago Tribune

By theresa / February 2, 2012 / Comments Off on One-sided, fine-print mortgage contracts, foreclosure fraud and the Occupy movement — An Op Ed by Nader & Amato in the Chicago Tribune

"The equitable case is the widespread fraud and deception involving subprime mortgages raining down on innocent homeowners following the Wall Street crash and the corporate greed that caused it. This is the ugly license fostered by massively one-sided, fine-print contracts. "The strictly legal case stems from the fabricated documents, the phony paper trails under the…

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Join Us Friday, January 27 on Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice

By theresa / January 21, 2012 / Comments Off on Join Us Friday, January 27 on Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice

Don’t miss this exciting panel discussion!  See the attached PDF for details and RSVP today to Loyola Law School by sending an email to [email protected] to confirm your seat. For information on CLE, please visit LUC.edu/antitrust (Programs and Events) as registration fees apply only for those seeking CLE.  

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Ralph Nader Asks Airline CEOs About Windfall Profits for Unused Passenger Tickets

By theresa / December 22, 2011 / Comments Off on Ralph Nader Asks Airline CEOs About Windfall Profits for Unused Passenger Tickets

Have you ever not used a non refundable airline ticket and then either forgot to use it within a year or were reluctant to pay a $100-$150 change fee to be able to use it? Ralph Nader asks the CEOs of major airlines to reveal the data of how much they have pocketed from these…

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Save the date: January 27, 2012: Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice

By theresa / December 12, 2011 / Comments Off on Save the date: January 27, 2012: Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice

Save the date:  January 27, 2012:  Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice Citizen Works and the Loyola School of Law Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies are co-hosting a panel presentation on “Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts & Consumer Choice” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on January 27, 2012 at Loyola School of Law in…

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US Senate Blocks Confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Obama’s Nominee to Head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Obama Recess Appoints Cordray January 4, 2012.

By theresa / December 8, 2011 / Comments Off on US Senate Blocks Confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Obama’s Nominee to Head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Obama Recess Appoints Cordray January 4, 2012.

December 8, 2011:  US Senate Blocks Confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Obama’s Nominee to Head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau In a partisan vote of 53 to 45, the U.S. Senate blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Obama’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). All 45 no votes were from Republican…

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Tis the season! Consumers Beware of the Fine Print and Curlicues in the “Deals”!

By theresa / November 22, 2011 / Comments Off on Tis the season! Consumers Beware of the Fine Print and Curlicues in the “Deals”!

Consumers Beware of the Fine Print and Curlicues in the "Deals" this Holiday Season! ‘Tis the season — and online and in person harassment abounds!   If you feel like this shopper, perhaps the best deal is to "walk away"…. > https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3Sk7cOqB9Dk    

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