Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view newsletter online +SUBSCRIBE
 
October 2016
Photo
www.dplaw.com
1-800-632-9230
Dear Beth Panaccione,

Forced arbitration is considered by many as a dire and growing threat to our constitutional right to an open and unbiased hearing in court. Yet most Americans have never even heard of it. Take a minute and learn how this issue effects all of us.

Disabled?
If you or someone you know has been unable to work due to an injury or disease in Delaware, he or she may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Our firm has a special department devoted to helping such people obtain these valuable benefits. These cases are handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, so if there is no lump sum recovery, there is no fee!

Call us today for a free initial consultation in any of our statewide offices.
Continue reading.

Businesses Use Loophole to Deny Day in Court

Tia
Tia was sexually harassed by her boss at Circuit City for months. Her story here.

Injustice,
Thy Name
Is Forced Arbitration

Tia’s employment case against Circuit City was thrown out of court even though her boss sexually harassed her for months, once even exposing his genitals. Javier lost his job when he was deployed overseas despite federal laws protecting employment for members of the armed services. Alan and other small business owners were told they couldn’t take American Express to court for charging exorbitant exchange rates. Marjorie, Roberta, Richard, Dean, Frances, Beulah, Horace and Mary all suffered terribly and died from nursing home neglect, yet their families were not able to sue the nursing home companies.

How could injustices like these be allowed to exist in America where everyone has the right to take wrongdoers to court? It’s called forced arbitration, and you or a loved one may be next to lose your rights.

More on this growing scam here.

BY THE NUMBERS /

80%
Upheld

Forced arbitration clauses with class-action waivers were upheld in 132 out of 164 federal cases in 2014, preventing Americans from taking on big companies for predatory lending, wage theft and discrimination.

3 of 4
Unaware

A 2015 study found that three out of four consumers didn’t know if they were subject to a forced arbitration clause, and less than 7 percent were aware that they were stripped of their right to go to court.

30
Million

An estimated 15 to 25 percent of U.S. employers use forced arbitration in employment contracts, which means more than 30 million employees have given up their right to go to court.

BOOKMARK FAVORITES /

Companies Make Rules In Secret

America Tonight uncovers the pervasive use of forced arbitration clauses in the fine print of just about every product, service or employment contract. View video.

Forced Arbitration “Isn’t Open, Isn’t Fair”

Rep. Hank Johnson, a sponsor of the Arbitration Fairness Act, speaks to the House of Representatives about the injustice of mandatory arbitration. View video.

Young Couple Feels Robbed

This New York Times video tells how a young couple felt robbed by mandatory arbitration when a used car dealership arbitrarily repossessed their car. View video.

Trapped By Fine Print

Businesses are using forced arbitration to deprive Americans of their constitutional rights. Learn how you are already signing away your rights – and what you can do to fight back.

Learn more

Tia’s Battle with Circuit City

Tia Holloman Howard had the perfect sexual harassment case against Circuit City until forced arbitration voided her rights.

Listen now

 
You Should Know is a copyrighted publication of Voice2News, LLC, and is made possible by the attorney shown above. This newsletter is intended for the interest of past and present clients and other friends of this lawyer. It is not intended as a substitute for specific legal advice. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, click here to unsubscribe from this newsletter, and your request will be honored immediately. You may also submit your request in writing to: Steven L. Miller, Editor, 4907 Woodland Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Be sure to include your email address.
Click here to unsubscribe from this newsletter.