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Goldberg Legal Co., LPA

Steven M. Goldberg

440.519.9900

June 2020

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Business Immunity NOT the Answer to Reopening Economy

Even when a business takes every recommended precaution to prevent workers and customers from contracting COVID-19, we know it can still happen. We also know from long experience that some companies will cut corners to protect profits. Granting legal immunity to all businesses while we reopen the economy, as some corporate interests suggest, will only give bad actors cover for their actions. Instead, we support recent proposals to create clear federal rules for all businesses that will protect well-meaning business owners while maintaining our ability to hold wrongdoers accountable.

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Companies Use Legal Loophole to Avoid Accountability

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Cases Involving COVID-19 Also Derailed

Lurking in millions of product, service and employment contracts is a legal landmine called forced arbitration, which allows corporations to bypass the courts and railroad Americans into privately run tribunals that almost always favor the company. And now, during the COVID-19 crisis, nursing homes, ride-sharing companies and many others are using forced arbitration clauses to avoid accountability for not protecting customers and workers from unnecessary exposure to this disease. Better check out the rest of the story here.

BY THE NUMBERS

9% Win

Consumers only win 9% of disputes with companies when forced into arbitration rather than having their case heard in a court of law.
 

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Just What IS Forced Arbitration, Anyhow?

Learn in under three minutes how Americans get the short end of the stick any time they sign a forced arbitration agreement.
 

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END FORCED ARBITRATION

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act seeks to end the practice of mandatory arbitration. Use this link and ask your senators to support this bill!
 

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