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Robert Stempler
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Attorney for consumers with personal debt collection and credit reporting disputes or problems.
Attorney for consumers with personal debt collection and credit reporting disputes or problems.

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Thanks for this post and thoughtful questionnaire on DUI. I believe it is something anyone who drives should read and understand, before they get behind the wheel, even if completely free of such substances. Warm regards!
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Don't underestimate the power that consumers have, thanks to social media.
What Paul Bland at Public Justice just now tweeted:

http://publicjustice.net/blog/democracy-works-general-mills-drops-forced-arbitration-after-outcry-from-consumers  
So when General Mills adopted its very aggressive arbitration clause, pushing the boundaries of what constitutes consent, and substantial press attention was brought to bear upon it, there was a public outcry.  Lots of people responded with comments to news stories, and complained to the company.
 
And late last night, the company DROPPED the forced arbitration clause.  A win for consumers.
 
I argue that this is a potentially important moment.  There have been several instances in the past where consumers have gotten angry about corporate practices – Bank of America sticking consumers with a new $5 fee, Verizon adding an extra charge if people paid bills on line.  But lots of people said “consumer activism can’t affect forced arbitration, losing rights is too much of an abstraction compared with having to pay $5.”  Not  yesterday, it appears.
 
I would be extremely grateful if people who are active on social media would consider putting this link on their Facebook or Linkedin pages, and if people who are active on twitter would re-tweet the tweet I just sent (@PblandBland). 
 
Lots of people have given up hope of advocacy around forced arbitration amounting to much with this Supreme Court and this Congress.  I believe that there are still important battles that CAN be won.  I want to draw attention to this problem, what’s unfair about this practice, and how consumers CAN be effective in fighting it.
 
Paul Bland
Public Justice
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What do Cheerios, Coco Puffs, Bisquick, Hamburger Helper and Fiber One have in common? General Mills, Inc. owns them all.  Need a reason to stop expressing online (such as on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter) that you like any product of General Mills? General Mills' website contains terms that people unwittingly accept when they "like," "friend," "fan" or "follow" their websites or social media pages.
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Fantastic training this morning of 7 club officers for Toastmasters, District 12, using Google Hangouts. Thanks so much for the hangout facilitator, Meilani MacDonald.
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I have updated my listing with Google to reflect my office's recent relocation from Palm Springs to Woodland Hills. I will continue serving consumer clients in the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire!
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Past president of Palm Springs, Wendy Alderson-Soda, was the 1995 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Champ. This is back when Toastmasters had different regions, as this wa for Region II. Anyone have further info about this contest, which took place in Las Vegas?
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Know someone who has a CA wage garnishment against their wages? If the garnishment started before July 1, 2013, they need to check to ensure that new California law AB 1775 has the new employee protections by increasing the exempt floor for employees. Please see my legal guide on Avvo.com which I have also linked to my Facebook page and Twitter feed @RStempler.
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All consumers should join me in signing this petition to have the U.S. Senate confirm Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to ensure that it functions at optimal levels for the next few years. Here's a link to that page: http://action.civilrights.org/site/PageNavigator/AFRCordray2013.html
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