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Forced Arbitration: How Corporations Use the Fine Print to Bully Americans

51 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016  

AAJ Research

American Association for Justice

Date Written: July 2016

Abstract

Though few realize it, forced arbitration clauses are endemic in today’s marketplace — hidden in credit card agreements, bank accounts, corporate social media pages, even Starbucks gift cards. More than half a billion arbitration provisions infiltrate our everyday lives. Despite their prevalence, few consumers are aware of the forced arbitration clauses they are bound to, and fewer still realize they have been stripped of their constitutional rights.

Keywords: Access to Courts, Civil Justice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Consumer Rights, Corporate Accountability

JEL Classification: D18, D60, D63, D78, G21, G28, K13, K31, K41

Suggested Citation

Research, AAJ, Forced Arbitration: How Corporations Use the Fine Print to Bully Americans (July 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864036 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2864036

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