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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? 

If you find something not so savory in your cereal, but you once got a coupon, or visited the General Mills site, say "adios" to your right to go to court?! 

This must be stopped. 

Read these reports here for details to understand how outrageous the corporation's new version of fine print really is:

Bob Sullivan: 

https://bobsullivan.net/gotchas/say-it-aint-so-cheerios-coupon-fine-prin...

And read the update about how General Mills claims you can get out (perhaps only momentarily) of their terms here and what YOU! have to do! to get out:  https://bobsullivan.net/money-and-life/cheerios-maker-digs-deeper-fine-p... Consumerist: 

http://consumerist.com/2014/04/17/general-mills-new-policy-if-you-engage...

And the NYT's original report here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/business/general-mills-amends-new-legal-policies.html?_r=0

Now: 

Pick up the phone and tell the Senate that enough is enough.  One-way unfair fine print that harms consumers must be reformed.

Either of these two committees should hold hearings on the fine print and ask General Mills' General Counsel to explain why the company thinks they are entitled to take away the legal rights of anyone who buys their products?

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

 

Democrats Republicans
  • Claire McCaskill - Chairman
  • Barbara Boxer
  • Mark Pryor
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Brian Schatz
  • Cory Booker
  • Dean Heller - Ranking Member
  • Roy Blunt
  • Kelly Ayotte
  • Dan Coats
  • Ted Cruz
  • Deb Fischer

For Majority Office Call:             For Minority Office Call:

202-224-1270                                  202-224-1251

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

Democrats:                                                                      Republicans:

Amy Klobuchar, Chairman Michael S. Lee, Ranking Member
Senator Schumer Senator Graham
Senator Franken Senator Grassley
Senator Coons Senator Flake
Senator Blumenthal

 

For the Majority and Minority Offices Call: Phone: 202-224-7703

 

To learn much more about how you lose your rights on line, read Professor Nancy S. Kim's terrific new book called Wrap Contracts, Foundations and Ramifications -- about all the rights you can lose online.... 

It's time for consumers to be aware of the harmful provisions that lurk in the fine print and to demand reform!