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Bill banning binding arbitration passes CA Assembly in face of strong opposition

by John Breslin, Northern California Record

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A bill barring employers from inserting binding arbitration clauses into contracts as a condition of employment has passed the California State Assembly. The bill, introduced in the face of strong opposition from pro-business organizations, passed the Assembly by a vote of 47-25. Read More ›

The nursing home industry’s war to deny patients their day in court

by F. Paul Bland, Jr., The Legal Examiner

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Arbitration is nothing like going to court. Arbitration takes place outside of a courtroom, without a judge, without a jury, and with limited opportunity to seek or present evidence. What’s more, the proceedings are entirely confidential and are often presided over by arbitrators paid for by the defendant. Read More ›

Legislation introduced to address Wells Fargo scandal

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“Wells Fargo’s customers were ripped off twice,” said Richard Holober, Executive Director of Consumer Federation of California. “First, the bank created two million fraudulent accounts. Then when consumers tried to sue, the bank forced them into company-dominated arbitration hearings. SB 33 will guarantee that the victims of a bank’s identity theft will get their day in court.” Read More ›

Wells Fargo Identity Theft Racket Inspired SB 33 (Dodd): Justice for Victims

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October 4 Update: Jerry Brown signed SB 33 into law. The Consumer Federation of California is co-sponsoring legislation by State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) inspired by Wells Fargo’s fraudulent creation of two million customer accounts. Senate Bill 33 will make sure that in the future, victims of … Read More ›