Monday, April 21, 2014

Giving Up Your Right to Sue Simply for "Liking" a Product

From the ancient halls of Click-Wrap, are you aware that some national companies have terms of service you agree to when you "like" their products on Facebook? Let's say you want to file a lawsuit against General Mills, maker of Cheerios, because you allege the cereal is toxic. you may be out of luck in court, though you could still arbitrate your dispute. From the new terms:

“Please note we also have new legal terms which require all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration.”

Perhaps this is yet another reason to take an arbitration and/or a negotiation class before you graduate!