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Monday, March 4, 2013   |   Posted by Jim Hightower a...
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First, seek alternatives--some businesses do not use forced arbitration clauses. For example, most credit unions and many local, independent banks issue BMA-free credit cards. Check them out in your area. Also some car dealerships and homebuilders don't force their customers into the one-sided, privatized arbitration system, so shop around and ask before you deal. (Good news: The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law banned forced arbitration from home mortgages).

Also, several BMA contracts offer a limited time in which you can opt out of the forced arbitration provision. For more information, tips, and citizen action against the abomination of forced arbitration, here are some groups doing excellent work on the issue:


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