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15 Mar 2015, 4:08 pm
AFJ Justice Programs Director Michelle Schwartz testified, and Paul Bland, executive director of Public Justice, who features prominently in Lost in the Fine Print, was part of a panel discussion.CFPB has the power to prohibit forced arbitration in consumer financial products – and we’re urging the agency to do just that. [read post]
21 Jul 2009, 1:26 pm
" The witnesses are Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, Michael Kelly of the NAF, co-blogger Paul Bland, Christopher Drahozal (a pro-forced-arbitration law professor), and Richard Naimark of the AAA. [read post]
20 Jun 2007, 3:15 pm
Last week, TortDeform guest contributors Jordan Fogal and Paul Bland appeared in front of Congress to give their testimony on how consumers are negatively affected by mandatory arbitration agreements. [read post]
20 Feb 2007, 3:02 pm
by Paul Bland In a series of decisions dating back many years, Justice Kennedy has proven to be a most reliable vote for those who wish to expand the use of mandatory arbitration in nearly every context in which the question has arisen. [read post]
11 Sep 2008, 2:07 am
by Paul Bland The United States Justice Department has completely disgraced itself. [read post]
5 Nov 2013, 5:00 am by Wystan Ackerman
Here is the second installment of my insights from the ABA National Institute on Class Actions: Arbitration:  Paul Bland’s comments on arbitration were, well, anything but bland. [read post]
23 Sep 2008, 11:15 pm
Matt Melamed and Paul Bland blog over at CL&P blog about some seriously suspect business on the part of an arbitrator, in a case filed by homeowners against a construction company that really went overboard with their horrible business practices. [read post]
6 Sep 2017, 9:10 am by Jeff Sovern
From Paul Bland in HuffPo, CFPB Rule Fight Forces Senators to Choose: Military Families or Big Banks. [read post]
30 Mar 2017, 11:48 am by Levin & Perconti
In a recently published OpEd on The Hill’s online news site, author Paul Bland points out the inconsistency in GOP principles in pushing H.R. 1215, the bill that aims to limit non-economic damages in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect & abuse cases to $250,000. [read post]
27 May 2008, 1:04 pm
by Paul Bland   Several of the principals of the for-profit National Arbitration Forum, a Minnesota-based company that aggressively advertises offers a more corporate-friendly system of private judging than other private arbitration firms, have been writing and publishing articles arguing in essence that courts should not ask any questions - and particularly not demand any evidence or proof - in cases where debt collectors are trying to turn arbitration awards against… [read post]
12 Sep 2013, 2:10 pm by Paul Bland
By Paul Bland On Twitter: @PBlandBland       In the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions, forced arbitration clauses are generally enforced unless a corporation sticks something particularly overreaching and unfair in its arbitration clause, or drafts an arbitration clause in an unusually stupid way. [read post]
30 Jan 2013, 9:09 am by Brian Wolfman
by Paul Bland, Public Justice Consumer and plaintiffs' lawyers know that there have been a long string of cases where the Supreme Court has enforced arbitration clauses. [read post]
6 Oct 2013, 10:43 am by Paul Bland
Paul Bland   On Twitter @PblandBland This is a classic good news/bad news type of case for plaintiffs. [read post]
3 Oct 2013, 7:04 am by Paul Bland
By Paul Bland, On Twitter  @PblandBland   This is a case with very painful facts – according to the complaint, a Kaiser patient went in to see his doctor and was told he had a particular type of cancer that his doctor wasn’t familiar with, but would do “internet research” about, that he might die within a month or so from the cancer. [read post]