The Chief Operating Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently penned a letter to the public in an attempt to provide people with the latest information on how to get involved in the AAJ’s grassroots efforts to end forced arbitration.
The AAJ is a national trade association dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to a trial by jury. The organization is made up of a broad-based international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals, and law students who are dedicated to holding corporations accountable when they commit wrongdoing.
One of AAJ’s top priorities is ending forced arbitration, the rigged, secretive process hidden in the fine print of millions of “take it or leave it” consumer and employment contracts. These agreements take away an individual’s constitutional right to hold law-breaking corporations publicly accountable when they are defrauded or harmed. In fact, a recent study proved that a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than win in forced arbitration. It’s an issue many haven’t heard about, but affects everyone who has a bank account, uses a credit card, owns a cell phone, has a relative in a nursing home, and more.