Press Releases

December 17, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

The following is a statement from National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing entitled: “The Federal Arbitration Act and Access to Justice: Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions Undermine the Rights of Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses?”

December 12, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

The fine print of millions of contracts deprives consumers of their statutory and constitutional right to a day in court, according to a study released today (pdf)  by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on arbitration clauses.

November 8, 2013 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

The National Association of Consumer Advocates is pleased to announce the recipients of our Annual Consumer Advocacy Awards.  These award recipients represent the best of consumer advocacy across a spectrum of fields and backgrounds. 

October 11, 2013 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

A coalition of leading consumer groups today sent a letter to Members of Congress calling out the lapses in consumer protection caused by the ongoing government shutdown.

June 21, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant delivered a devastating blow to small businesses, consumers and employees. In a 5-3 opinion, the Supreme Court held that corporations can force arbitration on small businesses and individuals even when it can be proven that the forced arbitration clause in the contract is too costly or inherently unfair. 

May 9, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

NACA and a coalition of 46 other public interest organizations are urging Congress to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 (AFA), S. 878 and H.R. 1844, introduced by U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

Click here to read NACA’s Arbitration Fairness Act support letter. 

May 9, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

The National Association of Consumer Advocates and a coalition of 46 public interest organizations are urging Congress to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 (AFA), S. 878 and H.R. 1844, introduced today by U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.).

March 27, 2013 | Filed under: Mortgage, Real Estate & Housing

NACA joined a letter with over 100 consumer and housing advocacy groups that was sent to the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight raising fair lending concerns and the need for greater transparency for the national mortgage settlement. ...

February 27, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case that could allow corporations to grant themselves complete immunity from federal laws and force small businesses and individuals out of their right to go to court and into a one-sided, private arbitration process.  In the case, American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the Supreme Court will decide if corporations can force arbitration on small businesses and individuals even when it can be proven that the forced arbitration clause in the contract is too costly or inherently unfair.

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