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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 11.02.15

Guest 1: Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director – Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School
Left and Right Opposing the “Privatization of the Justice System”   More than a decade in the making, the move to block class actions was engineered by a Wall Street-led coalition of credit card companies and retailers, according to interviews with coalition members and court records. Strategizing from law offices on Park Avenue and in Washington, members of the group came up with a plan to insulate themselves from the costly lawsuits. Their work culminated in two Supreme Court rulings, in 2011 and 2013, that enshrined the use of class-action bans in contracts. The decisions drew little attention outside legal circles, even though they upended decades of jurisprudence put in place to protect consumers and employees
Guest 2:  6:55-6:58.   Jason Crow – “Healthy Living” Update