Think consumers should be able to sue corporations that have wronged them? Today’s the day to speak up.
Buried in many contracts you’ve signed — for loans, credit cards, and even Pokemon Go — you’ll find a “ripoff clause” in the very, very, very fine print. These clauses stipulate that consumers cannot band together in a class action suit to protest unfair fees, seek damages due to dangerous products, or otherwise protest wrongdoing. As pointed out in the New York Times, “Without the ability to pool resources, most people abandon their claims and never make it to arbitration.”