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Domestic Policy Subcommittee releases report on manditory arbitration


Review of the largest provider of arbitration for debt collection reveals law violations


The logo of the National Arbitration Forum

Washington D.C. – Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) the Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today released a majority staff report entitled “Arbitration Abuse: an Examination of Claims Files of the National Arbitration Forum,” which examines the nation’s largest provider of arbitration, the National Arbitration Forum, and concludes that there are numerous problems with the organization and its practices, including violations of California law and assisting in the violation of Delaware law.

Arbitration is the process by which disputes are resolved out of court, usually by retired judges or lawyers.  Mandatory arbitration occurs when consumers are deprived of their rights to a court trial as the result of boilerplate language in a contract they are required to accept, as a condition of their purchase, or an insert included in their monthly bill.  Mandatory arbitration has become a common clause in most consumer contracts and has been severely criticized by consumer advocacy groups. «Read the rest of this article»

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Water outage planned for area of the intersection of Riverside Drive & North Second Street


CGWWater will be disrupted on Thursday, July 23, 2009, beginning at 1:00 a.m. till approximately 5:00 a.m. for the N. Riverside Drive, Providence Boulevard, Kraft Street and N. 2nd Street intersection.

Water customers from the southern corner of the Two River’s Mall following N. Riverside Drive to approximately ¼ mile on Kraft Street and from McDonald’s on N. 2nd Street to the Red River Bridge will be without water service. Businesses in this area are advised to plan for an alternate water source during the outage.

A third-party contractor will be relocating water main lines in preparation of the N. Riverside Drive intersection upgrade project.

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Kraft Street to close for two days


Sewer line replacement upgrade to bring a complete blockage to Kraft Street at North Second, Riverside Drive and New Providence Blvd. Traffic snarls will likely prevail for two days during road work.

ctsAccording to Clarksville Transit System Information Office, due to road work at the intersection of North Second Street, Riverside Drive, New Providence Blvd and Kraft Street, downtown traffic will undergo a major disruption for two days, starting Wednesday, July 22. This road work is a precursor to the major traffic disruption which TDOT has announced  starting at the end of this month for this intersection.

CTS will alter its Fort Campbell/Fort Campbell Blvd bus route to exclude the Kraft Street portion for these two days. The Ladd Street and Van Leer at Eighth Street bus stops will be inactive during these  two days. Lincoln Homes residents will need to utilize the bus stops along Farris Street while the roadwork is underway.

State transportation officials, the contractor and representatives from the city will meet Wednesday to discuss plans for altering city traffic patterns for the upcoming four month re-working of Clarksville’s sole North-South corridor roadway.

Regular bus routing is expected to resume on Friday morning. For more information on CTS bus routing, call the administration office at 931-553-2430.

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