Daily Archives: December 13, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law by Betsy Kim  
Forced into Arbitration [Infographic]

With the holiday shopping season upon us, who has time to read the fine print?  Consumer advocacy groups say watch out for big companies’ special deals made to benefit the company, not the buyer. When consumers purchase products and services, they are often forced to sign contracts where they surrender their rights to trial and instead agree to arbitration if something goes wrong.  Computers, electronics, toys, and the different methods used to buy such products or gifts often come with …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for a Union and Higher Wages

Fast food workers walked off the job last week across New York City in a surprise effort aimed at increasing their paychecks and the creation of an unusual union. Employees at Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Wendy’s participated in mini-strikes last Thursday as part of the “Fast Food Forward” campaign that seeks to double the average pay to $15 an hour. The strikes, organized by pro-union group New York Communities for Change, have the ultimate goal …

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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce by Michele Bowman  
Kris Humphries ‘Handcuffs’ Kim Kardashian with Annulment

Kris Humphries is blocking more than the basketball these days. The Brooklyn Nets player, whom socialite Kim Kardashian is reportedly trying to divorce (so that rapper Kanye West can marry her), is seeking an annulment instead of a typical divorce. Due to the legal hoops that must be jumped through, annulments can take longer than divorces, and West reportedly has had it up to here with waiting around. He wants his turn to marry this Kardashian.   It Never Happened …

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