Consumer Alert: Beware of Mandatory Arbitration

Some consumer topics are utterly unsexy yet undeniably important and one of those is mandatory arbitration. These days many consumer contracts -- for moving, financial planning, credit cards, cell phones and almost everything else -- contain a sneaky little fine-print clause that says if the customer has a problem with the company, the matter will be handled in arbitration rather than in court. Consumer advocates have long said that the clauses deny consumers their right to a fair...Full Story
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