Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

AT&T “END” The Right to File Class Auction Law Suits Supreme Court

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
Independem Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:00 PM
Original message
AT&T “END” The Right to File Class Auction Law Suits Supreme Court
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 07:01 PM by Independem
AT&T “END” the right to file Class Auction Law Suits Supreme Court

Consumers' right to file class actions is in danger

If AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/05/business/la-fi-...

Republicans believe only the strong should survive, that means only Big Business will be standing as the little guys fade into poverty, bringing the country backwards to the times of the great depression.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:02 PM
Response to Original message
1. K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:04 PM
Response to Original message
2. *puke*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:06 PM
Response to Original message
3. With this Supreme Court, it's a fait accompli......
This is what they've wanted all along.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 08:07 AM
Response to Reply #3
8. 5 to 4, as soon as they can take a case on the question. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:23 PM
Response to Original message
4. The repukes hate the "little man"
here are their hopes

Tort reform- limit punitive damages
Loser pays-
No class action suits.

What this all means is no lawsuits for the average person.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 07:25 PM
Response to Original message
5. The Constitution allows for freedom of assembly
Makes as much sense as calling corporations people
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:16 AM
Response to Original message
6. The Only Logical Response to this is a boycott
If ATT wins, cancel all corporate/consumer contracts and let the economy finally die.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 06:27 AM
Response to Original message
7. AT&T earned $12.5 billion in profit last year

that is the key line from the article in my opinion

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 09:09 AM
Response to Original message
9. The SCOTUS gutted the Honest Services law.
And now this.

Anybody else see where this is headed?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul 09th 2014, 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC