No Kindred Spirit: California Supreme Court Invalidates Health Care Agent’s Arbitration Agreement
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.***

The Court rules that signing an optional arbitration agreement is not a health care decision that a health care agent appointed under California’s Health Care Decisions Law has the authority to make.

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Consumer Advocates to CFPB: Write Rule Empowering Consumers to Choose Arbitration Post-Dispute
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A coalition of leading consumer advocacy groups has petitioned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) to promulgate a rule allowing financial consumers the option to arbitrate after a dispute arises.

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First Monday in October Coming Soon: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court will be back in session on October 2. Here are some arbitration-centric cases worth tracking,

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House Bill Introduced to Limit PDAA Use for Servicemembers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A bill has been introduced in the House to curb predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) use in a range of transactions involving servicemembers.

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Survey Says: Most Consumers are Unaware of Arbitration Clauses
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A new survey of over 1,000 American consumers: “reveal[s] that most consumers do not pay attention to,

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AAA Case Stats 2022
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By Richard P. Ryder, Esq.

The American Arbitration Association reports quarterly with detailed data on the cases it closes under its Consumer &

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