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Interesting article in Washington Monthly on how the Supreme Court handed major US corporations the shield of arbitration against consumer and employee lawsuits over the past several decades. The greatest effect has been to deter class actions. While I believe well informed consumers can proactively and strategically use arbitration in certain instances, this article is a great read on how corporate America created immunity from a great deal of litigation where consumers have a legitimate complaint to pursue. Please see: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/junejulyaugust_2014/features
Hi all, I've written here before an appreciated the response. I am in Suffolk County, NY. Currently, my case (JDB Pressler and Pressler also the attorney, under their false New Century Financial which is really just them operating under another name), wherein they attempted to strike my answer because I wouldn't answer their validation (they didn't answer mine either), is up for preliminary conference tomorrow. The judge had ordered the conference in lieu of their motion to strike my answer and for summary judgment. What can I reasonably expect tomorrow? They will give me paperwork to fill o
The Supreme Court has changed its rules, preventing Pro Se litigants from having their case heard before our highest court. I strongly disagree with the message this sends. Free and equal access to all aspects of our legal system for all citizens is a basic principle that should not be changed. The following story highlights the last Pro Se party to argue before the Supreme Court - 30 years ago. See: http://news.yahoo.com/only-lawyers-now-argue-supreme-court-083024863.html