Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

School of Law

Lost in the Fine Print: Examining the Impact of Forced Arbitration

Alliance for Justice, Citizen Advocacy Center, Citizen Works, Illinois Public Interest Research Group, National Association of Consumer Advocates, National Employment Lawyers Association/Illinois, and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
present

Lost in the Fine Print:
Examining the Impact of Forced Arbitration

Friday, February 27
12 Noon
– 1:30PM
(Light lunch available at 11:30 AM)

 Loyola University Chicago School of Law

                Philip H. Corboy Law Center,
25 E. Pearson Street

Room 1403

In our democracy, the courts hold out the promise of safeguarding all people, regardless of wealth and power. But that fundamental promise of equal justice under law is facing a severe threat. Buried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can’t go before an impartial jury or judge. Instead, these forced arbitration clauses send you to a decision-maker picked by the company that wronged you. Not surprisingly, one study found that arbitrators rule for companies over consumers 94% of the time. And you’re stuck with their decision because there’s no appeal. Some argue that forced arbitration is a rigged system that helps companies evade responsibility for violating anti-discrimination, consumer protection, and public health laws, while others say forced arbitration is simply more cost effective than litigation. Join us for a film screening of the new short documentary, Lost in the Fine Print, and a discussion about the impact of forced arbitration on consumers and workers.  

Keynote Address:
41st Governor of Illinois Patrick Quinn
 
Speakers:
Theresa Amato, Citizen Works
Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice
Alejandro Caffarelli, Caffarelli & Associates
Professor Lea Krivinskas Shepard, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Professor Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
John Wasik, Journalist and author of Keynes's Way to Wealth

Registration is recommended, as seating is limited.

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