• Access to the courts is now barred for more than 60 million American workers


  • Prohibit forced arbitration clauses in agreements between prime and subcontractors doing business with Harris County


Texas Constitution
Code – Civil Practice and Remedies
Chapter – 171 General Arbitration

Public Citizen – State Laws Regulating Arbitration in Insurance Contracts

Public Citizen – Protect the Elderly from Forced Arbitration

National Consumer Law Center – Arbitration & Access to Justice

Public Justice – States Are Mobilizing to Protect Consumers from Forced Arbitration

New York Times – Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

New York Times – In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

New York Times – Failed by Law and Courts, Troops Come Home to Repossessions

New York Times – US to Bar Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

Truth Out – An Anniversary You’re Forced to Remember

Economic Policy Institute – The arbitration epidemic

Mother Jones – Have You Signed Away Your Right to Sue?

Bill Moyers – How Corporate America Shut the Courthouse Doors to Average People

Bill Moyers – For-Profit Colleges Have a New Way to Hoodwink Students

NPR – Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

NPR – New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks

Consumerist – Bill Aims To Restore Consumers’ Legal Rights Stripped Away By Supreme Court Rulings

Forced Arbitration Steals the Rights of Those Who Serve

Think Progress – Individuals Lose Once Again At The Hands Of Mandatory Arbitration

San Antonio Express News – Texas Insurance Department weighs allowing mandatory arbitration for farm bureau

Texas Tribune – State Might Let Homeowners Sign Away Right to Sue Insurers

Texas Tribune – Senate Bill Makes It Harder to Sue Insurers

Trib Talk – Texas homeowners deserve a break, not the blame

Houston Chronicle – Texas insurance commissioner could set dangerous precedent

Statesman – Insurer, critics clash over push for arbitration policy

Statesman – Texas insurance chief to hear debate on Farm Bureau’s arbitration plan

Proposed insurance discount gives homeowners less options

Center for Justice and Democracy – National groups oppose Texas arbitration proposal

Center for Justice and Democracy – Letter: Stop Forced Arbitration in Nursing Homes

Business Insurance – Texas employer wins right to use arbitration in worker injury dispute

Washington Post – Signing a mandatory arbitration agreement with a nursing home can be troublesome

Alliance for Justice – Eliminating Forced Arbitration

Washington Monthly – Thrown Out of Court

Huffington Post – Strong Mandatory Arbitration Ban on For-Profit Colleges in Peril

DeKalb commissioners passes resolution prohibiting binding arbitration

Proposed ban on mandatory arbitration moves ahead with state Senate vote

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