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December 2001 Archives

Arbitration Discourages Small Claims

Credit Card Companies and Arbitration December 28, 2001 -- Consumers must agree to binding arbitration in the event of a credit card dispute if they sign up with any of nine major credit card companies (Knight-Ridder Tribune News, December 18, 2001). Typically, a credit card arbitration clause limits appeals and...

Deceptive Oxycontin Marketing

DEA Faults Drug Company for OxyContin Abuse WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 21, 2001 -- Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription painkiller OxyContin™, is at least partly to blame for the growing abuse of the drug, according to Asa Hutchinson, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In his...