Consumers Should Beware Of Forced Arbitration Contracts

Forced arbitration clauses are becoming more prevalent in contracts from phone agreements to employment contracts. Attorneys encourage the public to be aware of forced arbitration clauses to ensure a U.S. citizens right to a trial by jury. The arbitration clauses were added to contracts due to companies acquiring aid from the U.S. Supreme Court to pass new laws allowing them.

The concern with arbitration is when arbitrators are chosen, they are designated by the company the plaintiff would like to sue. Arbitrators statistically rule 94% of the time in favor of the company, not the person filing the complaint. The decisions made in arbitration are binding and cannot be appealed. Consumers are urged to read the fine print of contracts and speak out against forced arbitration. For more, read the story and/or view the documentary.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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