Prevent and Solve Legal Problems
In this area of lawforwa you will find resources for preventing common legal problems, and for solving them once they arise.
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Consumers Object to Mandatory Arbitration
Mandatory arbitration is being used more and more by corporations to resolve disputes with customers. Many consumer advocates object to this trend, seeing it as a violation of consumers' rights. Mandatory arbitration is already written into many cell phone, credit card, and loan contracts.
- provides a good overview of the issue, explaining why consumers are concerned about it.
- The National Association of Consumer Advocates has created a aimed at consumers who want more information.
Chase, a major credit card lender, from its credit card contracts.