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News Story
10/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Supreme Court will hear DirecTV's bid to block suit over early cancellation fees The Supreme Court's conservative justices have long been skeptical of class-action lawsuits that may be profitable for trial lawyers but can be costly to companies. Judges in California have leaned the other way, fearing consumers and employees will be...
News Story
4/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash by consumers. General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court. But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting out a house fire...
News Story
1/11/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Justices rule that credit repair firms can block lawsuits if customers' agreements carry arbitration clauses. The ruling is the latest in a string to back such clauses over consumers' right to sue. A 1996 law sought to protect struggling consumers from businesses promising to improve their credit rating, and specifically gave customers...