Supreme Court rules that companies can block class-action lawsuits

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    Supreme Court rules that companies can block class-action lawsuits | The Raw Story

    Congratulations, America. You're lurking ever so closer to fascism. :clap2:
     
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    Fascism? Surely you jest, the VERY worst AT&T , or whatever company , can do to you if you just decide to tell them to shove their contract up their ass is charge you whatever fee the contract specifies. They can't take your life, or even injure you. Oh, and of course you have the option of not signing the contract in the first place.
     
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    Interesting. From the link:
    Good to see that some Justices care about State Law, when it matters to them.

    You know, there are more than a few Liberals here who like to spout off against Conservatives without really understanding the issue or situation. They just "copy/paste" what ever the Liberal site they saw was spouting off about without ever reading it or even trying to understanding it. Then they come here and post the same B.S. to try to sound intelligent.

    Bones is one of them.

    From the Supreme Court website, the decision itself. Did you look at the actual decision handed down Bones? No, of course you didn't:
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-893.pdf
    Notice:
    You see, when you buy a product you've also made an agreement with that company as to the maintenance, refund, repair or return of that product. Don't you guys ever read the insert? The small print? I always do, I aint lyin' I read em all. (most of the inserts are basically the same AND they usually have the warranty card in it that you fill out and send in.)
    Most stuff I buy from table routers to lawn mowers and common house hold tools have an agreement written like that.

    But if you read further, you'll see the real reason for the outrage!
    Now how many of us have watched the game show where someone wins a new car? Did you know that the winner is responsible for all licensing, registration and TAXES on that vehicle? Sounds reasonable to me, free car just pay the tax. I aint heard anyone complain about that.

    It's the same here. Free phone, just pay the tax. Oh but that was just TOO MUCH INDIGNATION for the Concepcion family! Oh no! They weren't gonna just sit there and fork over 30$ for a free phone. No they have pride and dignity! They MUST take it all the way to the Supreme Court! What a couple of cheap assholes!

    They deserved their Supreme Court dick down!
     
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    Wow.

    Can you explain how this has anything to do with fascism?
     
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    I doubt the OP can even define fascism.
     
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    I actually think they got this wrong, even if the result was correct. California state law should have applied in this instance.
     
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    How do you figure?
     
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    Well, it could be argued that you can't sign away your rights in any contract, even if you agree to sign voluntarily any segments which violate the law are null and void.
     
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    And conversely you have four conservative justices ruling that Federal law trumps state, when it matters to them. The sword of hypocrisy cuts both ways.
     
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    Gut feeling that, upon further reflection, is quite possibly wrong. I want to think about this before I actually answer, I seem to have the facts of the case wrong from something I read somewhere.
     

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