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May 2002 Archives

Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Common

Arbitration More Costly Than Court WASHINGTON D.C. -- May 10, 2002 -- Although arbitration is usually touted as a low-cost alternative to the courts, it is actually more expensive for consumers and employees, according to a new report by Public Citizen, a national nonprofit consumer advocacy group. In many cases,...

Bill Caps Punitive Damages

Bill Limiting Medical Malpractice Suits Damages Consumers WASHINGTON, DC -- May 3, 2002 -- The Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost Health Care Act (H.R. 4600) does not live up to its title. Introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives last week, this legislation would instead undermine the rights of the...