rights we neglect

The Seventh Amendment. Do you know the Seventh Amendment is one of our most important?

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Yes folks. You may bring any complaint more than $20 to a jury of your peers. Guaranteed.

Then why is there a steady increase in mandatory arbitration?

“Corporate America does not trust the jury.” —Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick asks, Will corporations continue to immunize themselves against ordinary people? Can consumers sue credit repair companies for excessive fees? Can investors bring securities fraud suits for insider trading? Can oil and gas workers injured on the job sue to receive workers’ compensation?