What exactly do these stealth provisions in the contract do?
The forced arbitration clause means that if you ever have a dispute with the company, you can’t go to a public court. You’ll have to go to a private, secretive tribunal chosen by Starbucks — in Seattle!
The class action ban means that you can’t band together with other customers to make pursuing claims worthwhile. If Starbucks rips off every gift card holder by a few dollars, that would mean millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains with no accountability.
Tell Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights
If you receive a Starbucks gift card, you should know that it comes with a stealth attack on your legal rights.
In fine print that most customers never see, there’s a forced arbitration clause and a ban on consumers joining together in class actions.
Starbucks tries hard to be seen as a company that cares. It shouldn’t get away with stripping people of their legal rights.
Sign the petition to tell Starbucks that you don’t want to sacrifice your rights in order to buy or use its prepaid card.
Petition to Starbucks:
We, the undersigned, call on Starbucks to remove from its prepaid gift cards the forced arbitration clause and the ban on joining together in a class action. Starbucks should not make its customers sacrifice their legal rights in order to buy or use a prepaid card.
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Mon Feb 06 20:52:44 EST 2012
Rose Marie Leather
Mon Feb 06 20:43:58 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 20:21:21 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:50:47 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:48:59 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:46:25 EST 2012
Starbucks...get it right!
Mon Feb 06 19:45:58 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:31:53 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:21:20 EST 2012
What makes Starbuck's feel theyre so special that they should bypass the legal rights of their customers (and be surreptitious about it)?
Mon Feb 06 19:19:02 EST 2012
Please consider and heed this.
Mon Feb 06 19:16:47 EST 2012
My family and I are loyal Starbucks customers. Now I'm very disappointed in Starbucks. This needs to change.
Mon Feb 06 19:06:47 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 19:01:10 EST 2012
Why am I not surprised that something Howard Schultz controls does something shady
Mon Feb 06 18:59:09 EST 2012
Starbucks tries hard to have an image as socially just. Forced arbitration brings to mind the clause of adhesion. Maybe it's time to revive that legal argument.
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