"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.
If you download a coupon for Yoplait or for any of General Mills food products, you can still sue the company.
This is a big win for consumers says Imre Szalai, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
"If you arbitrate you have very little discovery rights, so you can’t demand documents from the opposing party. And so it’s harder for a consumers to win in arbitration.
Big food companies say they’re being hit by growing number of class-action lawsuits and arbitration is more efficient than litigation, said Jim Angel, a professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He said it’ll be interesting to see whether consumers will tolerate this strategy.
"You know slipping this into the fine print, just erodes the trust you have in a food company," Angel said.
And it can cause a social media black eye all the more likely.
Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote on Friday whether to join a union.
Student athletes on scholarships are expected to spend 40 hours a week performing and practicing their sport. Some argue that makes them employees, which opens the door to unionization.
And if players can form a union, "it's possible that the student-athletes' union could negotiate scholarships or other forms of payment," says Gerald Berendt at the John Marshall Law School.
The issue could spread to other private universities and other college sports. But first, the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. must decide whether student athletes on scholarship qualify as employees.
By Shea Huffman/Marketplace
One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.