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Assembly Approves Moriarty Consumer Protection Measure Concerning Arbitration Proceedings

Moving forward on a measure addressing concerns surrounding forced arbitration, the full Assembly recently approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to establish consumer protections related to arbitration procedures.

"Forced arbitration contracts require consumers to waive their right to access the court system if they are wronged," said Moriarty (D-Gloucester, Camden), who serves as chair of the Assembly Consumer Affairs panel. "Many consumers today are unable to buy a car, cell phone, open a bank account or get a credit card, place a parent into a nursing home, or gain employment without entering into a forced arbitration contract. Most of the time, the term "mandatory arbitration" is buried in the small print of paperwork unknowingly to the consumer. We need more transparency and greater accountability on behalf of the businesses that use this method of resolving disputes."

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McKnight, Moriarty & Wimberly Bill to Strengthen Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Advanced by Assembly

In an effort to provide homeowners with a fair chance to get back on track with their mortgage payments, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Paul Moriarty and Benjie Wimberly to require lenders to send a notice of intent to foreclose no more than 180 days before action was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 78-1-1.

“Homeowners deserve to be given adequate notice when the foreclosure process begins,” said McKnight (D-Hudson). “In that time, they will have an opportunity to reinstate their mortgage and being making regular payments again, or explore other housing options. It’s only fair to give them that chance.”

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