From the American Association For Justice (November 11, 2012): This Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces by issuing a call to preserve and strengthen laws promoting their financial security by stopping forced arbitration. When members of the military are serving our country, they should not be burdened by financial stress back at home, but their financial security is threatened by forced arbitration – an injustice that corporations bury in the fine print of financial documents to ensure they will never be held accountable in a court of law if they violate laws like the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can put control back in the hands of America’s service members by eliminating forced arbitration in financial disputes and restoring their ability to defend their rights in court. Contact the CFPB asking it to ban forced arbitration in consumer financial services and products.
By Michael W. McGuckin, Esquire; Attorney for the Reading, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C., which limits their practice to medical malpractice, car, truck, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases, premises liability, nursing home neglect, and work injuries. Serving Berks, Schuylkill and surrounding counties for over 50 years.