frequently asked questions

binding mandatory arbitration, aka corporate courts system,

check out the la times article


abc news

here's the complete 4-part abc world news tonight's original report on bma, which ran february 22-25, 2005.

video version
(you may need realplayer to view it)
text version


california justices to consider credit card holders' ability to file class actions
credit card holder christopher boehr was outraged when he learned that discover bank imposed a $29 late fee on some customers even if their payments arrived on the due date.


times: privatization gone wild
lose a case, lobby the legislature to change the law...


adr world
adr world: mandatory securities arbitration under review after hearings
the top democrat on the house financial services committee will take a closer look at whether arbitration in the securities industry should be made voluntary, following a hearing last week where investor advocates detailed a range of concerns about the current mandatory system.


our february 24th press conference was a resounding success.
read the press release here.

other press event materials.


washington post
arbitration left id theft victim with $27,000 bill
thursday, february 24, 2005; page e01