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NO CONSUMER ARBITRATION IN UKRAINE – 2

On February 3 2011 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Law amending the Law “On Arbitration Courts” which excludes the consumers’ disputes (including those related to consumers of  services of banks and credit unions) out of the competence of arbitration courts. In our previous articles we commented that initiative and discussed the main “pro” and “cons” of arbitration in consumer cases.

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  1. The Ukraine has shown more concern for its’ citizens than the US. We are forced into mandaitory arbitration and forced to pay dearly for it. We know we are going to lose and yet are forced to pay for the rope we bring to our own hanging….we even have to pay rent on the room where they dispose of us.
    Arbitration companies like AAA, say they have hard ship cases and pro bono arbitrators but that is just another crock. They made this up to sound fair. Like so many other things they make up, but do not apply once those doors close behind you. They say they are just the facilitator( sounds like the mafia). They are non profit …so wheere did the last 9300 dollars I gave them go? Fair, they are not, cheaper, they are not, but faster yes… they can dispose of consumers much faster. In arbitration the rules of law do not apply , there is no appeal and it is held behind closed doors. Most come out under gag orders… they refer to as secrecy agreements. They give us awards, that are simply worthless pieces of paper. The lawyers for big business smirk and laugh at us. No media is allowed.
    For the truth about arbitration from an expert go to
    http://www.jordanfogal.com
    Please read my testimony to the congressional hearing on arbitration, it’s effects on the consumer….Thank You

  2. The Ukraine has shown more concern for its’ citizens than the US. We are forced into mandaitory arbitration and forced to pay dearly for it. We know we are going to lose and yet are forced to pay for the rope we bring to our own hanging….we even have to pay rent on the room where they dispose of us.
    Arbitration companies like AAA, say they have hardship help and pro bono arbitrators but that is just another crock. They made this up to sound fair. Like so many other things they make up, but they do not apply once those doors close behind you. They say they are just the facilitator( sounds like the mafia). They are non profit …so where did the last 9300 hundred dollars I gave them go? Fair, they are not, cheaper, they are not, but faster yes… they can dispose of consumers much faster. In arbitration the rules of law do not apply , there is no appeal and it is held behind closed doors. Most come out under gag orders… they refer to as secrecy agreements. They give us “awards”, worthless pieces of paper. There is no money in the companies they give us the awards on. It has been moved to other shadow companies. The lawyers for big business smirk and laugh at us. No media is allowed.
    For the truth about arbitration from an expert go to
    http://www.jordanfogal.com
    Please read my testimony to the congressional hearing on arbitration, it’s effects on the consumer….Thank You

  3. Dear Ms. Fogal,

    Let me express my gratitude for your point of view and strong position. I have read some of materials on your website. That is incredible. I could not imagine that the mandatory arbitration threatens so much to consumers’ rights in the USA. I hope you won’t mind if we place here the link to your Testimony to the congressional hearing on arbitration “Mandatory Binding Arbitration Agreements: Are They Fair For Consumers?” (http://www.jordanfogal.com/congress/Testimony.pdf), so that our readers can familiarize with it.

    Kind regards,
    Konstantin Pilkov


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