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White House Wants New Rules to Protect Air Travelers

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 21, 2016 at 11:31 AM / Legislation, Consumer News

The Obama administration is proposing a series of new rules to boost consumer protections for air travelers. Under a proposal issued earlier this week, airlines would have to refund fees when checked bags are “substantially delayed.”

As The Economy Improves, Consumer Protections Go By The Wayside

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 14, 2015 at 11:51 AM / Consumer Rights, Legislation, Consumer News, Student Loan Debt

The economy is improving and so Washington is removing protections for average Americans who are still trying to recover financially from the Great Recession. Following the financial crisis Congress decided that consumers and household borrowers needed more protection from the financial industry.

Efforts to Rein In Arbitration Are Being Attacked Full Force

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM / Legislation, Forced Arbitration

Democrats Propose an End to Mandatory Arbitration

We've talked a lot about mandatory arbitration lately and we're not the only ones. In a recent piece published by the Huffington Post Politics Blog, Minnesota Senator Al Franken and U. S. Representative Hank Johnson are letting their thoughts known.

The New Legislation That Threatens Your Civil Rights

POSTED: William PinilisMay 6, 2015 at 12:09 PM / Consumer Rights, Civil Rights, Legislation

At the end of April, Rep. Bob Goodlatte introducted legislation that would make it essentially impossible for Americans to bring class-action lawsuits against corporations. H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015, would -- according to an article in the Huffington Post -- "strip away...

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