General Mills attempts to require consumers to rely on arbitration

04/18/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

General Mills has taken steps to limit the potential for lawsuits by adding language to its website that requires consumers who download coupons, enter contests or interact with the business in other ways to rely on arbitration. In addition, the company recently adjusted its policies to indicate that anyone who bought its products would be bound by that requirement. Nonetheless, courts might make the company show that consumers knew about its policies before it can enforce the arbitration provision, experts say.

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