I don’t typically go around espousing consumer goods and services, but sometimes you just gotta.
This morning the Supreme Court “gave corporations a major win Wednesday, ruling in a 5-4 decision that companies can block their disgruntled customers from joining together in a class-action lawsuit” (that’s the lead from the LA Times).
Instead, the companies can now block this from happening, and can force consumers into arbitration instead. One (non-SCOTUS) judge that disagrees with the decision noted that this allows a company to “insulate” itself “from liability for its own frauds by deliberately cheating large numbers of consumers out of individually small sums of money.”
Later today I was going through my backlog of email, and found this from the company I have my cell phone service with:
CREDO is also a for-profit company, but it uses a portion of that profit to benefit progressive change. To date that’s amounted to about $65 million.
Yeah, asking me to like them on Facebook is a form of marketing. But hey — to get a tree planted? I’ll do it.
Today, the choice between these two companies could hardly be easier to make.