Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gutting Class Action

The Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 vote in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion is a devastating blow to consumer rights. By upholding the arbitration clause in AT&T’s customer agreement requiring the signer to waive the right to take part in a class action, the court provided other corporations with a model of how they can avoid class actions.… Read More

Editorial: Legislature loses its way with “loser pays” blow-up

Lawmakers were debating a measure dubbed “loser pays” Saturday when the Legislature melted down. While the bill in question seeks to limit lawsuits, its moniker seems a fitting reminder that Texans could be the losers who ultimately pay for the bad governance in evidence recently in Austin. The Saturday session devolved into partisan one-upmanship that… Read More