June 2018

Brooks: Troops face threats at home

From the Fayetteville Observer: 06/02/2018.

"The AAJ’s “Fighting for Those Who Fight For Us: Protecting the Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans” highlights the medical and financial threats facing troops in their own backyards."

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If The SEC Guts Fraud Protections For Shareholders, More Than Our Retirement Savings Are At Risk

From Forbes: 05/31/2018.

"And that’s what alarms consumer advocates, since Democrat and Republican SEC chairs alike have traditionally held that forced arbitration violates securities law. Stripping these protections from shareholders could put retirement savings at the mercy of bad financial actors – something downplayed by even some of the business press."

Shareholders may lose their ability to sue a company if it defrauds them

From Yahoo Finance: 05/01/2018.

"A long-standing tradition of not allowing forced arbitration clauses in IPO agreements could come to an end, a move that would strip investors of their rights to sue as a group when defrauded."

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When corporations silence employees via arbitration, shareholders lose

From Reuters: 02/13/2018.

"Tens of millions of American workers have already signed contracts agreeing to arbitrate their claims on their own. If the Supreme Court endorses employers’ right to impose mandatory individual arbitration, millions more will undoubtedly be forced to sign or else lose their jobs."

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Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

From the New York Times: 12/06/2017.

"The wave of sexual harassment claims has toppled powerful men in entertainment, media and politics. Now, it is also creating permanent changes in workplace policy at one giant technology company."

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Bill would let silenced victims of workplace harassment take their claims to court

From the Washington Post: 12/06/2017.

"In a year of broken silence about sexual harassment, the bill offered a reminder that accusers' quest for resolution is often complicated or kept out of reach by legal restrictions beyond their control. Forced-arbitration agreements have been repeatedly cited this year as a barrier for women seeking to name perpetrators of sexual misconduct."

A new federal court ruling has huge significance for military reservists

From the Military Times: 10/15/2016.

When Navy reservist Kevin Ziober was call to duty, he never thought he’d lose his job and be denied the rights he was fighting to protect.

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