Tag Archives: American Association for Justice


Posted 1 year 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 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Larry Bodine  
Video: Taking Away Consumer Rights with ‘Tort Reform’

  The myth that depriving citizens of their right to seek justice will lower insurance premiums and decrease the cost of medical care has been exposed by a study of the results of tort reform laws in Texas. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine interviews attorney Mary Alice McLarty, Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and an expert on these laws. McLarty explains how the spread of tort reform has progressively narrowed citizens’ right of access to the courts, in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Leads the Legal War Against Consumers

Meet ALEC — the nickname for the American Legislation Exchange Council — that has recently come to light as a cozy meeting place where Big Business is accused of “ghostwriting” its wish list of laws that state legislators  introduce across the country. While recent media attention has focused on ALEC’s role in passing pro-gun laws like Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, scant attention has been paid to the group’s anti-consumer agenda.  A law written by ALEC just gutted the Ohio …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Consumers Can’t Sue Credit Card Companies for Deceptive Language and Hidden Fees

The Supreme Court this month affirmed the right of credit card companies to deny you the ability to take them to court, leaving consumers with little recourse to fight back against abusive practices and deceptive contracts. Consumers have few options to avoid binding arbitration clauses Arbitration clauses proliferating for all manner of products Arbitration Fairness Act in Congress could restore people’s right to fairly collect damages   No Day in Court In an eight to one decision in the case …

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