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General Mills Left Holding the Bag, Drops Forced Arbitration Clause

Thanks to the charge led by the American Association of Justice (AAJ), the peoples’ voices were heard, forcing General Mills to drop the forced arbitration clause from their terms of service and issue an apology to customers. 

It all started with a New York Times article that revealed:

 General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.

 We applaud AAJ for their efforts and the thousands of you that spread the word via social media, along with more than 4,000 letters sent to Congress through Take Justice Back’s “Trix Don’t Belong in the Fine Print” message. The impact of your voices truly made a difference.

Synergy is a team of legal and financial professionals heavily invested in supporting trial lawyer organizations such as the AAJ as well as Public Justice given our deep belief in the civil justice system. We are passionate about making sure clients transition from litigation to life whether that means putting more money in their pockets by successfully negotiating liens, protecting their public benefits or safeguarding their financial recovery. Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best.

-The Synergy Team

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