For the free market to work as intended, people need to be able to warn others about bad products or services, notes Professor Jeff Sovern in a story at NBC.com.
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October 5, 2015
September 22, 2015
"[T]he Federal Trade Commission merely requires that companies live up to the terms of whatever they put in their privacy policies. . . . If a company doesn't promise to keep your information private, it generally doesn't have to," [Professor Jeff Sovern] said.
September 9, 2015
The Law School’s Center for Law and Religion has appointed two student fellows for 2015-2016: Stephanie Cipolla '16 and Christina Vlahos '17.
FINRA's BrokerCheck reports routinely omit information many clients would consider critical to assessing a potential advisor's fitness to serve them. Professor Christine Lazaro, director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John's Law, weighs in on the issue.
In this Boston Globe Op-Ed, Professor Jeff Sovern argues for a ban on the arbitration clauses typically buried in the fine print of a credit card contract or other consumer contract.
May 19, 2015