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Forced Arbitration Steals the Rights of Those Who Serve

When the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces are deployed they should not have to worry about certain burdens at home, such as losing their civilian jobs or suffering abuses and frauds by financial corporations.

BREAKING - CFPB Proposes Landmark Consumer Protection Rule

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, announced a landmark proposal to curb widespread fraud and abuse on Wall Street by restricting the use of forced arbitration against consumers.  

78,000 Consumers to CFPB: End Forced Arbitration

Yesterday, Republicans in Congress voted to obstruct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority to act on a critical consumer issue – ending forced arbitration.

Congress Acts to End Forced Arbitration

Did you make a call on your cell phone today?  Or buy something using your credit card?  Most Americans engage in these activities every day without realizing that they could be giving up their legal rights – specifically, their right to hold the cell phone company or the bank accountable in court if they cheat customers or violate their privacy.  It may sound crazy, but when you bought that cell phone or opened that credit card, the corporation likely buried a forced arbitration clause in the fine print of the agreement.

On World Cancer Day, U.S. House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Bill That Violates Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Privacy

Yesterday was World Cancer Day, which was established in 2008 with the primary goal of significantly reducing illness and death caused by cancer by 2020. Several Members of Congress recognized World Cancer Day, but certain members of the House Judiciary Committee chose to mark the occasion by holding a hearing on a bill that insults and injures victims of cancer caused by asbestos. 

Change.org Drops Forced Arbitration!

Change.org prides itself on “empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see,” and now it’s leading by example. 

The popular online petition website has just dropped its forced arbitration clause from its terms and conditions.  This means that if a user has legal dispute with the company, Change.org will answer for itself in court rather than in a rigged forced arbitration system. 

According to the message on its website:

The Hidden Cost of Cyber Monday Deals: Forced Arbitration

As Forbes reported this week, “Forget Cyber Monday, It's Cyber Week.” Many companies are extending their online sales all week long, with new deals being introduced every day. But Even the best cyber deals can come with a shockingly hefty price – your constitutional right to hold the retailer accountable in court if it cheats you, delivers a bad product, or loses your personal information in a data breach.  

Petition Delivered to PNC Financial and Wells Fargo Calling on the Banks to “Revoke Their License to Steal”

Most of the Nation’s Biggest Banks Are Using Forced Arbitration to Block Ripped-Off Consumers From Their Day in Court; CFPB Can Write a Rule

Honor Our Service Members by Restoring Their Rights: Stop Forced Arbitration!

This Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces by issuing a call to preserve and strengthen laws promoting their financial security by stopping forced arbitration. Take Action 

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