Arbitration Forum Exiting Credit Card Business
The Minnesota Attorney General sued the National Arbitration Forum alleging it was essentially a front for various large banks and collection agencies. NAF falsely held itself it out to be a neutral forum for processing creditors’ claims against consumers.
On July 19, 2009, the AG announced that NAF has entered into a settlement of the lawsuit under which NAF will immediately stop accepting consumer arbitrations of any sort. This is wonderful news for consumers and a major step towards getting rid of all mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.