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Mandatory Arbitration Undercutting Consumer Rights?

New Jersey businesses may face increased litigation if proposed legislation to bar mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts is made law. The proposed bill – recommended for passage by the Assembly Consumer Affairs...more

Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals [Video]

July 1, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently released internal investigation into the failure to report a problem with ignition switches on...more

Best Practices for Choosing and Using Experts

A presentation examining Best Practices for Choosing and Using Experts....more

Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Pre-dispute Arbitration Clause in Credit Card Agreements

This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress discusses mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts and the Supreme Court's January 2012 decision in Compucredit v. Greenwood. In...more

Scott v Terminix International

Arbitration Award for $1,000,000 plus costs

Terminix was taken to task for intentionally defrauding a lawyer and his family. Terminix knew it could not and would not prevent termite damage in the family's home. When the family insisted that Terminix repair all of the...more

Sargeant v Terminix International

Arbitrator's Award

Terminix lied to an ordained pastor and his wife about the condition of a Newport Arkansas home they bought. Terminix said all damage in the house was repaired. In truth, it needed to be torn down. The managers responsible...more

State & Local Foreclosure Mediation Programs Can They Save Homes

Written By Geoffry Walsh Staff Attorney National Consumer Law Center, Geoff Walsh has been a legal services attorney for over twenty-five years and is presently a staff attorney with National Consumer Law Center The...more

SEC Rules For Losses Caused by Stock Brokers

On behalf of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), I am pleased to comment on the above-referenced proposed changes to the Suitability Rule and the Know Your Customer Rule, FINRA Rules 2111 and 2090. PIABA...more

So, your business has a legal problem: 8 useful tips to get help from your lawyer

As a business owner, you are usually run off your feet with the challenges of running your business. The last thing you need to worry about is a legal problem. Many business people put off dealing with a legal problem because...more

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