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Don’t Be Duped by ATRA’s “Hellholes” Report

Every year, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) releases a new edition of its “Judicial Hellholes” report. As you can see below, this has been widely ridiculed and debunked.

CFPB Hearing to Address Forced Arbitration, Banks’ License to Steal

Forced arbitration clauses are widespread and affect over 80 million credit cardholders in the United States, according to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The study also found, on average under 300 forced arbitration disputes are filed by credit card, checking account and loan consumers each year.

Key Action Updates on Forced Arbitration

There are two upcoming hearings addressing the deceptive practice called forced arbitration, which eliminates access to the courts replacing it with a secretive tribunal rigged in favor of billion dollar corporations.

AAJ CEO Talks Generic Drugs With Mike Papantonio

American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen was recently a guest on the Ring of Fire Show with Mike Papantonio to discuss generic drug accountability and the proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fix this issue.

Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the generic version of a drug.  

“I’m actually guardedly optimistic that the FDA is going to get this right and protect consumers from very harmful and defective and reasonably dangerous generic drugs,” Lipsen said. 

To watch the full interview, which begins at the 18:00 mark, click the video above. If you agree that action needs to take place to stop forced arbitration, join the over 20,000 people who have already urged the FDA to act quickly by signing this petition

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. 

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