From the American Association for Justice, on how we are losing our access to the courts –
Forced arbitration: US Chamber’s license to steal.
Most Americans do not realize they have forfeited their legal rights until it is too late. Buried in the fine print of many contracts – from credit card and nursing home contracts to employee handbooks and online user agreements – are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice and replace it with a secretive, corporate tribunal. The American Association for Justice released a new primer – License to Steal: How the U.S. Chamber Forced Arbitration on America, found at http://www.takejusticeback.com/node/241 – detailing how the abusive practice of forced arbitration hurts American small businesses, consumers and employees.