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When mandatory arbitration replaces litigation, consumers lose

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2013 – Legislation that would eliminate required arbitration for employee, consumer and civil rights disputes was proposed last month. It should be passed.  Congress must act to restore fairness.

Big business and corporate money, along with a corporate friendly Supreme Court, have been enough in the past to defeat efforts to bring fairness back to the arena of routine consumer and employee rights. Unfortunately, the same thing is likely to happen again, and the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 that has been introduced in the House (and a similar bill in the Senate) will likely fail.

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