December 3, 2015
Consumers WAKE-UP. You are being screwed by just about everybody you do business with. Banks, credit companies, retail outlets, credit card issuers, SWEEPSTAKES, online shopping websites, consumer goods manufacturers, hotels, car companies. Most all of them require arbitration in the event of a dispute, and about 98% prohibit representative / private attorney general (PAG) lawsuits and PAG arbitration [yes you can use PAG statutes to arbitrate]; and, that is illegal so sayeth the U.S. Supreme Court and federal circuit courts.
Big business is lying to you, taking advantage of you. They tried to do it to me and I stopped it in 24 hours.
Have your lawyers contact me at email@example.com. I can only talk to your lawyer.
Major litigation in the works, and you will be shocked when you see who’s taking advantage of you.
U.S. Supreme Court – DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, et al., No. 14-462 (Dec. 14, 2015).
Nothing in the decision affects the viability of actions brought under California’s Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) as an avenue to avoid the effects of a class waiver. A PAGA claim is a type of government enforcement action where the representative employee acts as the state’s proxy. Given this “loophole,” the number of PAGA class actions probably will increase as plaintiffs’ counsel include such claims in their complaints, if for no other reason than to avoid arbitration.
PAGA lawsuits or PAG Arbitration brought under any state statutory authority cannot be barred by arbitration waivers… period.