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Has Forced Arbitration Been Forced Out of Nursing Homes?

A few months ago, the personal injury attorneys here at Colson Hicks Eidson brought you the story of a 100-year-old woman who was murdered by her unstable roommate in a nursing home. The woman’s son quickly pursued negligence charges against the nursing home because of the roommate’s record of violence, but he was blocked by the forced arbitration clause hidden…
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Fixing Arbitration Just Took a Huge Step Forward

Do you remember what forced arbitration is? It’s when a company sneaks a clause into a contract that actually strips you of your right to take it to court. If you sign such a contract, then you would be forced to go to arbitration if you are wronged by the company you signed on with. This kind of clause has…
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Is Arbitration Turning Civil Court Into Corporate Court?

Have you heard of arbitration? It’s a separate legal system used by corporations to handle disputes with employees and consumers. The institutions that use this system claim that it is fair and faster than the regular court system, but what they won’t tell you is that they can influence arbitration in their favor, and they can force you into arbitration…
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Murder at Sunset: How Arbitration Clauses Are Causing Elder Abuse

She was friendly, and at the age of 100, this nursing home resident was known for walking the halls and asking fellow residents if they wanted a hug. She was so nice that she even befriended her latest roommate, a woman who had been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, delusions, dementia, depression and paranoia. Murder At Sunset In September 2009, the…
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Is Forced Arbitration Helping Nursing Homes Abuse Seniors?

It’s like a get-out-of-jail-free card for banks, corporations and cell phone providers, but most of America doesn’t know about it. Forced arbitration clauses are the newest method for stripping constitutional rights away from consumers. These clauses block class action suits, force individuals into expensive arbitration, and help companies get away with illegal acts against consumers. Now parts of the healthcare…
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Banks Fight For Forced Arbitration: Why You Should Be Worried

Sometimes they are called “pre-dispute arbitration clauses,” sometimes they are called “mandatory binding arbitration clauses,” but they are still the same thing—forced arbitration. These clauses are hidden in contracts given to consumers by big banks and credit card companies, and they prevent you from taking these institutions to court if you have been wronged. It’s a trend that the Consumer…
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