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Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
Trump - NAHB Homebuilders Shoddy Construction and Forced Arbitration
 

Outrageous! Buy a New Home - Don’t Sue and Shut Up
Homebuilders will stop at nothing – Now Buyers must agree not to Speak

Beware of New Builder Clause – Homebuilder requires that homebuyer sign clauses forcing buyers to give up their constitutional rights.  It’s a decision between constitutional rights and the American Dream. 

SEE: KB Warranty Conditions - Sign A Shut Up Agreement or No Repairs
PLUS: It's Your Choice, Homebuilder Contracts - Hold Harmless

IS YOUR STATE NEXT?
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TEXAS REGULATES HOMEBUYERS!
NEW HOMEBUYER LEGISLATION MAY BE COMING TO YOUR STATE SOON
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Contracts & Arbitration
Consumers say arbitration means quick frustration
Saturday, 03 August 2002

By Adolfo Pesquera Express-News Business Writer. Consumers also have complaints about the high cost of an arbitration. Arbitration cases where damage claims exceed $75,000 typically cost consumers $6,000 to $20,000 more than trying the same case in court, say spokesmen for Public Citizen and the Association for American Retired Persons.

Link: http://news.mysanantonio.com/story.cfm?xla=saen&xlb=110&xlc=774590&xld=110

 
Michigan - Arbitration forced on consumers
Friday, 02 August 2002

Critics say new rule favors contractors; builders contend it will make complaint process more efficient 
A new law, signed by Gov. John Engler on July 31, makes it mandatory for consumers to go to arbitration if the builder seeks negotiations and provides a third party to conduct them. Previously, the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services handled all consumer complaints by holding formal hearings.

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There's no way to arbitrate this issue Critics, firms at odds on policy
Tuesday, 30 July 2002

By Caroline E. Mayer The Washington Post. Arbitrators can limit an aggrieved individual's access to a company's documents, thus possibly reducing support for the complaint. Arbitrations are decided in private. Decisions are kept confidential, so consumers don't necessarily learn what the arbitrator based a decision on. And many consumer agreements call for the arbitration firm to be chosen by the company being complained about.

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/printedition/chi-0207300207jul30.story?coll=chi%2Dprintbusiness%2Dhed
 
There's no way to arbitrate this issue Critics, firms at odds on policy
Tuesday, 30 July 2002

By Caroline E. Mayer The Washington Post. Arbitrators can limit an aggrieved individual's access to a company's documents, thus possibly reducing support for the complaint. Arbitrations are decided in private. Decisions are kept confidential, so consumers don't necessarily learn what the arbitrator based a decision on. And many consumer agreements call for the arbitration firm to be chosen by the company being complained about.

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/printedition/chi-0207300207jul30.story?coll=chi%2Dprintbusiness%2Dhed
 
No Suits Allowed Increasingly, Arbitration Is the Only Recourse
Sunday, 14 July 2002

By Caroline E. Mayer Washington Post Staff Writer.

As an arbitrator, you're going to get work as long as parties choose to use you, and if this is your career or it makes up a good part of your practice, then if you render a decision that is unpopular" with parties that frequently use arbitration, they "may not choose to use you again."…The homeowner is convinced she won't get a fair hearing.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64365-2002Jul13.html 

 
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