Bill Against Forced Arbitration Is A Step In The Right Direction

Law360 (March 27, 2019, 12:29 PM EDT) -- Arizona student Akeala Edwards was looking to get ahead when she began exploring loan options to help finance an advanced degree. Working through an online payday loan service, she clicked "agree" on the terms of service — barely skimming the document's dense legalese.

But it was that simple click that ended up threatening her future and turning her into an advocate against forced arbitration.

The text of her agreement gave the lender powers beyond what Edwards expected, including the power to renew the loan automatically without her knowledge or consent. She soon looked for legal recourse, but discovered she could only...

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