January 13, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court rules credit repair firms can force
By Jim Puzzanghera
Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2012
Paul F. Kirgis, a law professor at St. John's University in New
York, said the court's decision was expected given its past rulings
on arbitration. Tuesday's ruling strengthens a legal shield for
companies against class-action suits.
"For an individual consumer, going to a state Small Claims Court
is not really a more palatable option than arbitration in most
cases," Kirgis said.
"The real risk," he said, "is that companies will engage in
small-scale frauds committed against large numbers of people
without the fear of class-action as a deterrent."