Taken from Nat.Law Journal
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the National Arbitration Forum, the largest U.S. arbitration company for consumer credit disputes, alleging that the dispute resolution entity didn't disclose "extensive ties to the collection industry," her office said in a press release.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit recently ruled that parties can recover legal fees when successfully defending against motions to vacate arbitration awards based on Massachusetts consumer protection laws.
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The justice system is out of reach for millions of Americans. More than 37 million people live below the federal poverty line, and millions more are too poor to afford a lawyer. The barriers to access should be on the minds of every judge, especially those on the highest court in the land.