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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. 

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Public should keep right to day in court
Tuesday, 04 January 2005

Within the United States, however, some in the business community are doing whatever they can to shake themselves free of the judicial system in favor of "binding arbitration" clauses in contracts that automatically send disputes to an arbitrator rather than a courtroom. 

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Consumer advocates hammer arbitration
Tuesday, 04 January 2005

Homeowners from across Texas Rally at the TX State Capitol prior to the Hearings on Arbitration. Hearing Audio Available

Link: Consumer advocates hammer arbitration 

 
Consumer advocates hammer arbitration
Tuesday, 04 January 2005

Homeowners from across Texas Rally at the TX State Capitol prior to the Hearings on Arbitration. Hearing Audio Available

Link: Consumer advocates hammer arbitration 

 
Special Interview with Author Jordan Fogal
Monday, 13 December 2004
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Fooled by Tort Reformer's?
Friday, 29 October 2004

 Is the public being misled?  Tort Reformers have launched a campaign to intentionally mislead the public about  the number of frivolous lawsuits.  Their goal is to ultimately limit liability for Big Business. However, recent research exposes that Businesses file more lawsuits than the general public. Lead by the Homebuilding Industry consumers, especially homeowners are left without recourse due to the to change in consumer protection laws.

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Businesses File More Lawsuits Than Private Citizens
Tuesday, 26 October 2004

Public Citizens
Oct. 4, 2004 - U.S.Businesses File Four Times More Lawsuits Than Private Citizens And Are Sanctioned Much More Often for Frivolous Suits
But Corporate America and Political Allies Bush and Cheney Campaign to Limit Citizens’ Rights to Sue...American businesses file four times as many lawsuits as do individuals represented by trial attorneys, and they are penalized by judges much more often for pursuing frivolous litigation, according to a report issued today by Public Citizen.

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Texans Still at Odds Over Bush's Legal Reforms
Wednesday, 22 September 2004
Texans Still at Odds Over Bush's Legal Reforms
By David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
On his first day as governor of Texas , George W. Bush declared that limiting lawsuits was an ""emergency issue"" for his state…"" Texas has gone from one of the most friendly states for consumer protection to one of the most anti-consumer states,"" said University of Houston law professor Richard M. Alderman, an expert on consumer rights. ""It all began in 1995. Bush oversaw a significant retreat for consumer protection, and it was all done under the guise of attacking 'frivolous' lawsuits.""… The impact has been felt by home buyers such as Mary and Keith Cohn, whose elegant new residence in this well-off Houston suburb came with a leaky roof that led to rotting and moldy wallboard throughout the structure. After their daughters became ill, the Cohns moved out. The repairs ultimately cost more than $300,000….
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Consumer Fairness Act of 2002 (Introduced in House) HR 5162 IH 107th CONGRESS
Monday, 19 August 2002

To treat arbitration clauses which are unilaterally imposed on consumers as an unfair and deceptive trade practice and prohibit their use in consumer transactions, and for other purposes.

Link: Consumer Fairness Act of 2002 (Introduced in House) HR 5162 IH 107th CONGRESS

 
Consumer Fairness Act of 2002 (Introduced in House) HR 5162 IH 107th CONGRESS
Monday, 19 August 2002

To treat arbitration clauses which are unilaterally imposed on consumers as an unfair and deceptive trade practice and prohibit their use in consumer transactions, and for other purposes.

Link: Consumer Fairness Act of 2002 (Introduced in House) HR 5162 IH 107th CONGRESS

 
The arbitration agreement in the Goodwinís homeowners insurance policy left them homeless and financ
Wednesday, 14 August 2002

On April 26, 2001 an 18-wheeler ran off of I-30 and crashed into our home when its driver had a heart attack. We had lived in our new home for only one day when the accident occurred, which rendered it uninhabitable. The truck driver's insurance refused to pay for the repairs to our home claiming that the driver's heart attack was an act of God, and therefore, not covered.

Link: http://www.texaswatch.org/hallofshame_share_consumerlaw_story.asp?insurid=135

 
The arbitration agreement in the Goodwinís homeowners insurance policy left them homeless and financ
Wednesday, 14 August 2002

On April 26, 2001 an 18-wheeler ran off of I-30 and crashed into our home when its driver had a heart attack. We had lived in our new home for only one day when the accident occurred, which rendered it uninhabitable. The truck driver's insurance refused to pay for the repairs to our home claiming that the driver's heart attack was an act of God, and therefore, not covered.

Link: http://www.texaswatch.org/hallofshame_share_consumerlaw_story.asp?insurid=135

 
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