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Hyundai Shifts Gears on Arbitration Policy

Do you drive a Hyundai and have had some issues with whether or not your service was under warranty?

If so, you and many may have been shocked with the revelation that, in order to challenge those warranty concerns, you’d have to go through arbitration. 

Until now. 

Watch: Today Show Highlights Gas Can Risks

Millions of Americans purchase red gasoline cans every year. 

However, what those same consumers may not be aware of, are the dangers those cans pose. 

The ubiquitous red gas cans in homes across America, are a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode.  There are horrific examples of children knocking over gas cans with tricycles, fathers filling up chainsaws or lawnmowers and people just walking by the can when a small spark from static electricity or a water heater’s pilot light flashes into the can, causing the can to explode.

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today Show featured a segment highlighting the dangers of gas cans and the subsequent hurdles victims face in trying to receive justice for injuries they’ve suffered. 

Defective Products Ruining Holiday Spirit

With the holiday season in full swing, so begins the busiest shopping period of the year. As millions prepare to line up in hopes of catching that post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday sale or getting started on finding that new gadget their loved one wants for Christmas, consumers across the country will make purchases with the assumption that the products are safe and have been properly tested. 

But is that always the case?

WSJ Highlights Diagnostic Errors

Over 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical errors that could’ve been prevented. Preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and cost our country $29 billion a year.

Take Justice Back Turns 1

A year ago this week, the American Association for Justice launched Take Justice Back. The aim of the campaign is simple – to help protect the civil justice system as well as the rights of Americans. When corporations act irresponsibly, they must be held accountable just like anybody else. 

Watch: Today Show Talks Generic Drug Accountability

 

Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the generic version of a drug.  And while the lower prices can be appealing to the consumer and health care providers, the consequences of generic drugs can be dangerous. 

Patients who take generic drugs lose their right to justice. All drug corporations should be accountable for warning patients about the dangers drugs can pose. 

Take Action to Prescribe Justice

Generic drugs make up 80% of all prescriptions filled in the United States. But generic drug manufacturers cannot independently update their labels to warn of new side-effects and cannot be held accountable if their drugs injure or kill Americans.

AAJ President Sounds Off On Forced Arbitration

 On Wednesday, Oct. 25, American Association for Justice president Burton LeBlanc appeared on the Ed Schultz Radio Show with guest host Mike Papantonio to discuss the dangers forced arbitration can have on small businesses and consumers. 

Georgia-Pacific Reports Show Corporations Can't Be Trusted

Earlier this week, the Center for Public Integrity published an exposé detailing the deceptive research program Georgia-Pacific funded to avoid accountability for their asbestos-containing joint compound.

Wait...I Agreed to What?

Most Americans don't realize they've forfeited their legal rights until it is too late. Buried in the fine print of many contracts are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice. Do you use a credit card? Then you have probably “agreed” to forced arbitration. What happens if you catch the bank stealing your money with phony interest fees? See if you can hold it accountable.

Take the time to see how consumers can become trapped in the forced arbitration maze by clicking the picture above. 

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