Released: September 12, 2019
Lawmakers want to give us back the right to sue companies
Source: Megan Leonhardt, CNBC
The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed a bipartisan bill, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, that would end forced arbitration.
A recent academic study found that 81 of the biggest 100 companies in America have put legal clauses in the fine print of their customer agreements that bar consumers from suing them in federal court and instead force victims to pursue a private dispute resolution method called arbitration, where they argue their case outside of the court system.
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