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Letter: High court erodes your basic rights

Published 07/10/2013, INFORUM

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court held in American Express v. Italian Color that if you have a contract with a business in which you agree to arbitrate a dispute, but that agreement says you can’t get together with other plaintiffs in a “class action,” that contract will be enforced, even if it may be too expensive for you to pursue your own claim given the small amounts you might win. Here is the case in a nutshell.

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