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Arbitrator rules in city’s favor

Source: Toledo Blade

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS
The city of Toledo won an arbitration ruling against its largest union, saving thousands of dollars, but the union promptly asked a judge to vacate the ...
Full article at: Toledo Blade 23 hours ago, 11:00pm CDT

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Outrageous — General Mills Attempts to Limit Your Ability to Sue Them if You Use a Coupon

Source: PISSD

Pennsylvania Governor Governor Ed Rendel
The New York Times reports that General Mills, “the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, ‘join’ it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.” The Times notes that “anyone who has received ...
Full article at: PISSD 1 day ago, 12:55pm CDT

‘Like’ A Brand Online And Lose The Right To Sue

Source: Outside the Beltway

Most major businesses were fairly quick to jump on the social media bandwagon, even when it was clear when they didn’t know precisely why they were there. This has been especially true of major consumer brands, almost all of which have a presence of some kind on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and whatever other new social media platform you can think of. Now, The New York Times reports on a rather bizarre outgrowth of that phenomenon, the prospect that you could lose your r ...
Full article at: Outside the Beltway 1 day ago, 7:52am CDT

Guam Supreme Court Reverses Trial Court's Decision in Lease Dispute Between Port and YTK

Source: Pacific News Center

Government Cabinet Seeks Reform Of Energy Subsidy Law
Guam -The Guam Supreme Court has reversed the trial court's decision in Guam YTK Corp. v Port of Guam. The trial Court denied Guam YTK’s motion to compel arbitration in the companies dispute with the Port over a lease agreement for the construction and operation of a fisheries facility on Port-owned property. The trial court denied YTK’s motion concluding that the arbitration agreement was unen ...
Full article at: Pacific News Center 1 day ago, 10:53pm CDT

Could "Liking" A Brand On Facebook Waive Your Legal Rights? (Greg Sterling/Marketing Land)

Source: Techmeme

Microsoft Releases Windows XP
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land: Could “Liking” A Brand On Facebook Waive Your Legal Rights?  —  There is a very disturbing trend in the world of corporate terms and conditions.  Consumers (and small merchants) are increasingly being forced by fine-print clauses into binding arbit ...
Full article at: Techmeme 1 day ago, 10:40pm CDT

General Mills: If you 'like' us, you can't sue

Source: MPR

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General Mills is trying to force consumer safety and other disputes about the company's products into binding arbitration, a policy that consumer advocat ...
Full article at: MPR 2 days ago, 5:53pm CDT

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“Like” a Brand, Lose Future Rights to Sue Manufacturer

Source: Portland Food and Drink

Andretti drives his Petty Enterprises Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Intrepid
This is one of the reasons I never “like” a brand on social media. From the NY Times, General Mills, one of the worlds largest food companies, has quietly added language to its website that customers give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities, enter a sponsored sweepstakes, etc.  You read that correctly. In other words, if you eat some ingest some salmonella along with a can o ...
Full article at: Portland Food and Drink 2 days ago, 5:15pm CDT

'Consent is a fiction' in consumer contracts

Source: Market Place

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After Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Professor Imre Szalai's wife gave birth, the Szalais were asked to sign an arbitration clause in the delivery room. That clause stipulated that they would have to settle any disputes with the hospital through arbitration, not in court.  Because of his professional training, and because he has written a book on the history of arbitration, "Outsourcing Justi ...
Full article at: Market Place 2 days ago, 4:06pm CDT

Beck: Binding Arbitration Cap Must Be Made Permanent to Protect Property Taxpayers

Source: New Jersey Senate Republicans

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The following letter to the editor by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) on the need to make the two-percent binding arbitration cap permanent to help local governments lower costs and protect property taxpayers was published in the Star-Ledger on April 17, 2014: Preserve 2% award cap Few things in government are ever black and white. Most fall within shades of gray, to be parsed out by policymakers. But the current issue of the expired binding arbitration cap is not on ...
Full article at: New Jersey Senate Republicans 2 days ago, 3:06pm CDT


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