The nation’s paper of record, The New York Times, published an investigative series of front-page stories exposing the corporate bullying tactic of forced arbitration. The stories are based on thousands of court records, interviews with lawyers, judges, arbitrators and the people who have been affected by forced arbitration in 35 states.
The first story, “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Decks of Justice", describes the pernicious practice of forced arbitration, a get-out-of-jail free card for corporate wrongdoing.
The second story, "In Arbitration, a Privatization of the Justice System", tells stories of consumers who lost their right to go to court when a school, a car dealership, and even a nursing home had done them wrong.
The third and final story, “In Religious Arbitration, Scripture is the Rule of Law”, focuses on how religious tribunals, once used to settle family disputes and spiritual debates, are now being used to sort out secular problems like claims of financial fraud and wrongful death.
Many individuals and families featured in the NYT series have also shared their stories on Take Justice Back of how forced arbitration impacted their lives, including Debbie Brenner.
These NYT articles are a momentous addition to our ongoing advocacy efforts to end forced arbitration. You can make a difference by spreading the word and further exposing the corporations that abuse the fine print! Join us in the fight to end forced arbitration:
Read and Share the Articles Online: Share on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Include the hashtag #ForcedArbitration
Sign the Petitions:
Tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect consumers and stop forced arbitration: Click here
Tell nursing homes to stop stealing seniors’ rights: Click here
Send this email to Your Friends & Family: warn them to read the fine print and encourage them to become a Take Justice Back Activist
We know that forced arbitration is important to you and we hope you’ll continue to stand with us in the months ahead as we work to end this attack on consumer rights.
The Take Justice Back Team
John Gear is a Salem attorney.