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How much money are airlines making from your unused, nonrefundable tickets? They won't say. And so far, the Department of Transportation is not making them say.

How much money are airlines making from your unused, nonrefundable tickets? 

They won't say.  So far, the Department of Transportation is not making them say.

General Mills Apologizes and Retreats on Forced Arbitration Change in Terms -- A Victory for Consumers

General Mills Apologizes and Retreats on Forced Arbitration Change in Terms

A Victory for Consumers
Other Corporate General Counsels Take Note!

General Mills listened to consumers and backed down from its ill-advised, overreaching change in fine print terms that would have been used to deprive consumers of their rights if they engaged online with General Mills and then were harmed in any way by ANY of its products. 

Which Senator Will Hold the Next Hearing to Ask the General Counsel of General Mills to Explain Its Outrageous New Fine Print?

Which Senator Will Hold the Next Hearing to Ask the General Counsel of General Mills to Explain Its Outrageous New Fine Print?

General Mills says that if you so much as visit its website or use one of its coupons you must give up your rights to take them to court should anything go wrong once you buy ANY of its products.

Are they kidding? 

Ralph Nader Discusses Fair Contracts on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour 4.14.14

Ralph Nader Discusses Fair Contracts on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour 4.14.14

Ralph Nader discusses how people are "peons" in a feudal system as they are forced into contract servitude by large corporations wielding unfair fine print contracts.  The portion on fair contracts and the fine print runs from the twenty minute mark, here

 

 

The Strip Mining of Legal Rights, Nader & Amato in Trial Magazine

The Strip Mining of Legal Rights, Ralph Nader & Theresa Amato in Trial Magazine April 2014

Making the Fine Print Fair Conference on 4/4/14 Livestream

Making the Fine Print Fair Conference on 4/4/14 Livestream

Fair Contracts thanks our co-hosts the Georgetown Consumer Law Society, and all the speakers, including keynoters: Chairwoman Ramirez at the FTC,  Meredith Fuchs, at the CFPB, and Ralph Nader, in addition to the many who traveled from around the country for making the Making the Fine Print Fair symposium so informative.

Livestream of the day is here:

Making the Fine Print Fair Symposium at Georgetown Law April 4 -- Register Today Here

What have you "agreed" to in the fine print?

The Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works invite you to Georgetown University Law Center to discuss:

“Making the Fine Print Fair”

Friday, April 4, 2014

Attachments: 

Consumer Contracts Should Not Be Secrets

Consumer Contracts Should Not Be Secrets

The Hill's Congress Blog published here Professor Jeff Sovern and Theresa Amato's description of their multi-hour odyssey to obtain the full terms of one credit card contract without having to apply for the card.

What Happens When You Click "I Agree"? -- You Lose Your Rights! Tim Danahey invites Theresa Amato to Talk About the Harmful Provisions in the Fine Print

Radio Show Host Tim Danahey at The Tim Danahey Show, invites Theresa Amato to talk about the provisions corporate lawyers insert into the fine print to take away consumer rights when we sign, click or "agree."  Hear the February 24 program here at Danahey.com.

 

Save the Date: Friday, April 4 at Georgetown Law

Save the Date!  Friday, April 4 at Georgetown Law

Making the Fine Print Fair Consumer Law Symposium

The Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works' Fair Contracts Project are co-hosting a daylong event with policymakers, professors, and practitioners to discuss how to make standard form contracts more fair for consumer.  Agenda, speakers, and details soon.

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