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STATEMENT: FAN Coalition Urges the House Financial Services Committee to Reject Legislation Stripping Federal Agencies of Authority to Restrict Forced Arbitration

September 12th, 2016

By: Amanda Werner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2016 CONTACTS: Christine Hines, National Association of Consumer Advocates, christine@consumeradvocates.org Amanda Werner, Americans for Financial Reform & Public Citizen, awerner@ourfinancialsecurity.org Laurie Kinney, Alliance for Justice, laurie.kinney@afj.org Sarah Jones, American Association for Justice, sarah.jones@justice.org   Fair Arbitration Now Coalition Urges the House Financial Services Committee to Reject Legislation Stripping Federal Agencies

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CFPB Arbitration Rule Receives Strong and Widespread Support

September 1st, 2016

By: Amanda Werner

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule to restrict forced arbitration – a tactic banks and lenders use to block consumers from challenging illegal behavior in court – has been met with widespread support. Below are selected highlights of comments from individual consumers, elected officials, advocacy groups and newspaper editorial boards who weighed

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RELEASE: FAN Coalition Applauds Obama Administration for Restoring Rights of Government Contract Employees

August 24th, 2016

By: Amanda Werner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 CONTACTS: Lisa Gilbert, Public Citizen, lgilbert@citizen.org Laurie Kinney, Alliance for Justice, laurie.kinney@afj.org Christine Hines, National Association of Consumer Advocates, christine@consumeradvocates.org Sarah Jones, American Association for Justice, sarah.jones@justice.org Fair Arbitration Now Coalition Applauds Obama Administration for Restoring Rights of Government Contract Employees Department of Labor, Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council release

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Groups Urge Public, Federal Agency to Stand Up for Seniors’ Rights

August 31st, 2015

By: Christine Hines

Thousands have signed a petition to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to protect nursing home residents from predispute binding mandatory (or forced) arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. Forced arbitration clauses strip residents and their families of their right to sue if they are harmed by nursing home operators. The petition responds to

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78,000+ Consumers to CFPB: End Forced Arbitration

June 18th, 2015

By: Christine Hines

RELEASE: Consumers to CFPB: End Forced Arbitration  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Can End Wall Street’s Practice of Stripping Customers’ Right to Go to Court Washington DC – More than 78,000 consumers are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to take swift action to ban forced arbitration clauses in terms attached to financial services and

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