Sometimes as a consumer, we experience problems with a product that lead us to sue the manufacturer for providing a recalled or defective product. But are we being tricked into settling without even knowing we are doing just that?
Unfortunately, this policy change is a fast growing trend. As reported by the New York Times, the number of companies that have implemented these type of policies have dramatically increased since the 2011 United States Supreme Court decision, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, that allowed business to prevented consumers claiming fraud from joining together in a single arbitration.
Following a social media outrage, General Mills “had announced a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.”
Always read the fine print and never sign a document without reading through it so you know if you are giving up your right to sue in court and agree to arbitrate!
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Arbitration: The process by which the parties to a dispute submit their differences to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent or statutory provision.
Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties.
An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.