The Internet age has distorted the meaning of “agreement” to a contract almost beyond recognition: companies hide disclaimers, conditions, and waivers of our rights in the fine print of mind-numbingly long agreements. Just by clicking on an “I agree” checkbox, consumers can be forced to sign away their privacy, their intellectual property, or even their right to sue in court. Modern life requires us all to click or sign our “agreement” to such terms …
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Forced Arbitration – Can I Sue?
By Caddell & Chapman on May 30, 2013 in Hot Topics
If you have a telephone, a bank account, or a cable subscription, you may have already given up your right to sue the companies that provide you these services without realizing it.
Companies that do not want to be held accountable for their actions often insert forced arbitration clauses in their form contracts. These clauses state that their customers give up their right to sue in a court of law and give up their right …