How Spotify lets your rights get lost in the fine print – and what you can do about it The moment you sign up for the music streaming service Spotify, you lose some very important rights – and Spotify wants to bury what you’re losing in the fine print. Spotify is among the many companies… Read more »
Every day, federal judges protect the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice.
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Over the past several decades, a conservative-led campaign has eviscerated the ability of Americans to have their day in court.
We fight to hold the court to the highest ethical standards, and we fight for a court that upholds the rights of everyday Americans.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Michigan et al. v. EPA et al., in which a handful of states, together with the National Mining Association and some industry representatives, challenge the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The standards limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants—air… Read more »
This study will go a long way to educating more people about this pernicious practice. But even more importantly, you have the power and obligation to actually do something about it by prohibiting forced arbitration for all consumer financial products. On behalf of all our members, we urge you to do just that without delay.
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 27, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement today in response to Senator Harry Reid’s decision not to seek re-election: Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement means a true champion of justice will depart from the Senate. By leading the fight for Senate rules reform, Sen. Reid ended the abuse… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 25: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama: We are pleased that the Supreme Court struck down a lower court decision upholding Alabama’s racial gerrymander and sent these cases back… Read more »
Company policy forbids advocacy group from advertising about forced arbitration WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 25, 2015: The moment you sign up for the music streaming service Spotify, you lose some very important rights – and Spotify wants to bury what you’re losing in the fine print. Spotify is among the many companies from AT&T to Citibank… Read more »
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Loretta Lynch deserves to be confirmed as the nation’s attorney general. Yet, nearly five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, there hasn’t even been a Senate vote.
With Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as attorney general all but on hold for at least a few more weeks, some outside groups have questioned whether delays will spread to President Barack Obama’s judicial picks or other nominees.
It’s amazing how many thousands of times we’ve signed away our rights as financial consumers and didn’t even know it. That’s what happens when you sign a clause in a contract on a brokerage application, Web site or card card agreement. You’re agreeing to submit to mandatory arbitration.
On March 4, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The case involves the availability of tax credits in federally-run, as opposed to state-run, health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the Court eliminates the credits, premiums will rise and millions of Americans will be left uninsured. One study estimates that each year, 9,800 people will die as a result of being uninsured. This shock to the insurance market could trigger a “death-spiral” of skyrocketing premiums that would mean the complete collapse of the ACA system and leave even more Americans uninsured.