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 15:29:18 EST 2012
H.K. Peters, Jr., PT
Mon Feb 06 15:28:07 EST 2012
Starbucks has gotten too big. needs to be taken down a few notches.
Mon Feb 06 15:26:37 EST 2012
While I prefer Starbucks coffe, from now on i'll buy at Dunkin Donuts or 7-11
Mon Feb 06 15:21:15 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:18:32 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:17:28 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:16:19 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:13:38 EST 2012
My right are worth more, I won't buy any pre-paid cards or gift card from you no more. I'll spread the word around.
Mon Feb 06 15:12:02 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:05:57 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 15:03:45 EST 2012
We don't need more backdoor legal tricks in America these days!
Mon Feb 06 15:00:45 EST 2012
Shame, shame Starbucks! That's the last decaf latte I'll ever buy from you phonies.
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