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Buzzfeed News, April 20, 2017
Why It’s So Hard For Riders To Sue Uber

CNN Money, April 12, 2017
Read the fine print: 4 ways you sign away your rights

Slate, April 11, 2017
The United Scandal Has a Message for Democrats: Americans Want Consumer Protection

Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2017
Here’s why Wells Fargo forces its customers into arbitration: It wins most of the time

Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2017
Wells Fargo’s $110-million settlement is still not enough, lawyers say

USA Today, March 29, 2017
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2017
Customers still seem wary of doing business with Wells Fargo-with good reason

Money Magazine, March 20, 2017
What Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Mean for Your Consumer Rights

TIME, March 8, 2017
Gretchen Carlson: How Arbitration Clauses Allow Sexual Harassment to Continue

StarTribune, March 8, 2017
Gretchen Carlson says ending mandatory arbitration ‘has become my mission’

Law360, March 8, 2017
Uber Drivers Forced Into Arbitration In Overtime Row

Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2017
Sherman reintroduces bill to let Wells Fargo customers sue over unwanted accounts

Omaha World-Herald, March 6, 2017
James Goddard: Consumer protections are needed

Consumerist, March 1, 2017
Wells Fargo Tries, Fails to Explain Why Customers Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Sue Over Fake Accounts

Washington Post, February 27, 2017
Hundreds allege sex harassment, discrimination at Kay and Jared jewelry company

Consumerist, February 23, 2017
Uber Driver Claims Company Keeps More Money Than It’s Supposed To 

Star-Tribune, January 29, 2017
Senior home arbitration clauses can cause confusion, block lawsuits


Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2016
Wells Fargo’s actions should persuade lawmakers to rein in forced arbitration

Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2016
Wells Fargo victims deserve their day in court

Money Magazine, November 14, 2016
Credit Card Companies Want You to Give Up Your Right to Sue Them. Here’s How to Opt Out

Consumerist, November 7, 2016
Court: Nursing Homes Can Continue Stripping New Residents Of Their Right To Day In Court

Money Magazine, November 4, 2016
Why You Can’t Take Airbnb to Court Even If You’re Discriminated Against

StarTribune, October 22, 2016
Debate over forced arbitration finds its second wind, with help from events like Wells Fargo scandal

Consumer Reports, September 29, 2016
Why You Might Not Be Able to Sue Your Bank

U.S. News & World Report, September 28, 2016
Keeping Sexual Assualt Under Wraps

Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2016
How Wells Fargo exploited a binding arbitration clause to deflect customers’ fraud allegations

Boston Globe August 22, 2016
Consumers have a right to go to court

Money Magazine, August 16, 2016
Putting an End to Mandatory Arbitration Won’t Be Easy

Money Magazine, June 28, 2016
How Companies Block Your Day in Court


The New York Times, November 1, 2015
In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

The New York Times, October 31, 2015
Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

The New York Times, March 16, 2015
Failed by Law and Courts, Troops Come Home to Repossessions, March 6, 2015
Consumers need help in fight against lenders

StarTribune, March 4, 2015
Lawsuit claiming overtime violations filed against TCF

The Washington Post, March 3, 2015
Why it’s nearly impossible for you to sue your credit card company

The Street, Feb. 5, 2015
Even Snowden Would Have His Hands Full Cracking Wall Street’s Arbitration Secrets

ThinkProgress, Feb. 4, 2015
$480 Million In For-Profit College Debts Are Actually Worth Less Than $8 Million

Consumerist, Feb. 3, 2015
Deal Provides $480 Million In Debt Relief To Current & Former Corinthian Colleges Students

The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2015
When Consumers Give Up Their Right to Trial in Financial Disputes

Think Advisor, Jan. 22, 2015
FINRA Arbitration Data Under Fire Again

Consumerist, Jan. 22, 2015
Will New Owner Of Everest University, WyoTech Continue With Old Owner’s Sketchy Practice?

Investment News
Investor, consumer groups call on FINRA to release more arbitration data


Main Street, Dec 23, 2014
ECMC Channels Corinthian as It Learns the Tricks of the For-Profit College Trade

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov. 28, 2014
Arbitration – what you don’t know about fine print can hurt you: Plain Dealing

Reuters, Nov. 19, 2014
U.S. entrepreneur considered suing Uber over tracking activities

Slate, Nov. 17, 2014
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Salon, Nov. 7 2014
Corporate America’s oily trick: How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

20 Minutos (in Spanish), Oct. 30, 2014
 Arbitraje laboral: una ‘justicia privada’ cuyos fallos suelen favorecer a las compañías ((Employment Arbitration, a ‘private justice,’ whose rulings often favor companies)

New York Times, Oct. 23, 2014
One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers’ Right to Sue

The Street, Oct. 8, 2014
The Fix for Biased Wall Street Arbitration? Make It More Like Court or Get Rid of It

New York Times, Sept. 25, 2014
A Murky Process Yields Cleaner Professional Records for Stockbrokers

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 8, 2014
Obama strikes a blow against the scourge of forced arbitration

Slate, Aug. 7, 2014
Obama Is on a Pro-Labor Roll 

CBS News, July 31, 2014
bama signs executive order protecting federal contractors’ employees

The New York Times, July 15, 2014
Arbitration Clauses Let American Apparel Hide Misconduct

The Nation, July 8, 2014
How Consumers Are Getting Screwed by Court-Enforced Arbitration

American Banker, May 13, 2014
Mandatory Arbitration Offers Bargain-Basement Justice

Consumer Reports, May 9, 2014
Ban the use of forced-arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts

Reuters, April 24, 2014
Schwab drops ban on clients filing class-action lawsuit

The New York Times, April 18, 2014
How Payday Lenders Prey Upon the Poor — and the Courts Don’t Help

Fair Arbitration Now
When General Mills Changed Its Legal Terms

Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2014
The Raiders strike back at cheerleaders: You can’t sue us, ladies

Consumerist, Feb. 27, 2014
9 Federal Laws That Companies Can Skirt By Using Forced Arbitration

Computerworld, Feb. 21, 2014
Dropbox changes its terms of service to stop class-action lawsuits

Bloomberg, Feb. 14, 2014
Feeling Ripped Off? Don’t Rely on the Street’s Arbitrators

San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 20, 2014
When the little guy gets shut out of court (with video), Jan. 15, 2014
Beware of contracts that take away your rights

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 14, 2014
Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 12, 2014
Consumer advocates seek details from arbitration firms

CBSAtlanta (with video), Jan. 7, 2014
Consumer advocates: Fine print could rob consumers of right to sue


New York Times, Dec. 29, 2013
A Tool Consumers Need

Talking Points Memo, Dec. 27, 2013
The Arbitration Trap

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 26, 2013
When the right to sue goes away

Consumerist, Dec. 12, 2013
CFPB Report Confirms That Banks & Credit Card Companies Are Taking Away Your Right To Sue

New York Times, Dec. 6, 2013
Warranty Clause Limits Hyundai Owners Rights, Dec. 4, 2013
Card issuers soften mandatory arbitration rules

Investment News, Sept. 15, 2013
BofA quashed on arbitration; Court denies request by bank, Merrill on overtime suit

The New York Times, Sept. 4, 2013, Schwab Case Casts Spotlight on Securities Arbitration and Its Flaws

Truthout, Aug. 29, 2013
“Horton” Hears a Stampeding Judicial Amendment

Consumerist, Aug. 22, 2013
Comcast Lawsuit Shows Why Mandatory Binding Arbitration Is Just Plain Evil

Consumerist, Aug. 21, 2013
TiVo Adds Mandatory Binding Arbitration For Customers: Here’s How To Opt Out

Investment News, Aug 18, 2013
Time to end mandatory arbitration

The Washington Times, June 16, 2013
When mandatory arbitration replaces litigation, consumers lose

The New York Times, June 14, 2013
Automakers Push Back Against Consumer Protections

Voice of San Diego, May 23, 2013
Justice for Sale, Part Two: Ignoring the Law

Voice of San Diego, Aug. 12, 2013
Judge Who Ruled Against Arbitration Activist Now an Arbitrator

Voice of San Diego, July 15, 2013
Billboard Seeks to Name and Shame in Arbitration Case

Voice of San Diego, July 5, 2013 Arbitration Results Will Stay Secret, for Now

The Huffington Post, June 21, 2013
Supreme Court Approves Use of Faux Arbitration to Eliminate Consumer Rights

Mother Jones, June 20, 2013
The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier for Big Business to Screw the Little Guy

The Atlantic Wire, June 20, 2013
The Problem with the Supreme Court’s AmEx Decision, Class Action, and You

Voice of San Diego, May 28, 2013
Justice for Sale, Part Three: The War on Consumer Class Actions

Hometown Source, May 7, 2013
 Franken reintroduces legislation to restore consumers, workers, and small businesses’ right to seek justice through court

Reuters via Chicago Tribune, May 3, 2013
States urge SEC to halt forced investor arbitrations, May 1, 2013
Arbitration: Strategies for fighting it

Reuters, April 30, 2013
Lawmakers urge U.S. SEC to bar forced Wall Street arbitration

InvestmentNews, April 21, 2013
Aguilar spot-on about mandatory arbitration

Reuters, April 16, 2013
U.S. SEC’s Aguilar urges end to mandatory arbitration agreements

The New York Times, April 1, 2013
After Boom-Boom Room, Fresh Tactics to Fight Bias

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, March 30, 2013
Hightower: Corporate kangaroo courts supplant our Seventh Amendment rights

Thomson Reuters News & Insight, March 21 2013
2nd Circuit squelches Title VII exception to mandatory arbitration

Automotive News, March 20 2013
U.S. scrutiny of dispute provisions in loan contracts threatens dealerships

The Nation, March 15, 2013
Small Print, Big Problem (Part II: Remedies)

The Nation, March 14, 2013
Small Print, Big Problem (Part I: Diagnosis)

DailyFinance, March 7, 2013
Forced Arbitration: Killing the Right to Sue Big Companies, One TOS Agreement at a Time

Thomson Reuters News & Insight, March 5, 2013
Analysis: SEC arbitration stance may leave investors in the lurch

New York Times, Feb. 28, 2013
Justices Appear Skeptical Over a Challenge to Required Arbitration

New York Times, Feb. 26, 2013
Schwab May Apply Class-Action Victory to Pending Cases

Mother Jones, Feb. 26, 2013
This Supreme Court Case Could Give Corporations Even More Power to Screw Consumers

Media Matters, Feb. 22, 2013
Media Cover Boat Disaster But Not The Supreme Court Case That Could Hand Even More Power To Corporations

National Law Journal, Feb. 12, 2013
Arbitration case this term could lead to broadest ruling against class actions

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