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January 2002 Archives

Arbitration Clause Violated State Law

ATT Arbitration System SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- January 25, 2002 -- A mandatory arbitration clause that AT&T included in consumer telephone agreements was declared "illegal and unconscionable" by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (Darcy Ting et al. v. AT&T). Considered a violation of California's Consumer Legal Remedies...

MTBE Classified As "Suspected Carcinogen"

Failure To Disclose MTBE Hazard NOVATO CA -- January 11, 2002 -- The owner of Redwood Homes, a mobile home park in Novato, California, was recently sued for failure to disclose the presence of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) in the park's private well water. According to county tests, the...