Consumer Confidential: Supreme Court’s Arbitration Ruling Is Another Blow to Consumer Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court made it clear earlier this month that, regardless of what the Constitution says about a consumer’s right to sue, businesses are absolutely entitled to block people from banding together and taking a dispute to court. It was the court’s latest ruling in favor of arbitration, rather than class-action lawsuits, as a preferred method for resolving issues between companies and their customers — which is exactly how...

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