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  • CFPB to Rein In Forced Arbitration

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    90 days. 90 days until consumers might regain vital protections against powerful corporations.

    Last Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules to prohibit dangerous class-action bans buried in credit card, banking, and loan contracts.  

    Protected by “gotcha” provisions, banks and credit card companies can steal small sums from millions while preventing consumers from holding them accountable in court. This system, called forced arbitration, pits David against Goliath, and with the ban on class actions, plucks the slingshot from David’s hand.

  • Why Isn't TDI Asking About Insurance Company Misconduct?

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    The Texas Department of Insurance is asking questions. But, it's what they aren't asking that's the problem.

  • Report: Texas Hasn't Done Enough since West Explosion

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    West, Texas, 2013—a fertilizer plant explodes, injuring over 260 and killing 15, most of whom were first responders on the site. The blast was among the most destructive ever investigated by the U.S.. Chemical Safety Board. 

    Three years later, only a few attempts have been made to prevent another explosion. Attempts that a report released by the Chemical Safety Board last month called "inadequate."