Anti-consumer bills pass MN Senate Judiciary Committee

May 3, 2011 by Todd Murray · Leave a Comment 

The anti-consumer bills that I wrote about here and here have passed the first hurdle at the Minnesota legislature. The bills cleared the Senate Judiciary committee last week and are headed for the Republican-controlled Senate floor. Supporters of the bills claim that they will lead to more job creation by lowering the cost of doing business. To me, though, the key point was made by Jim Carey, the President of the Minnesota Association for Justice:

On the heels of the biggest economic downturn since the depression…our legislature wants to reward these wrongdoers by passing legislation that will allow companies to cheat consumers; hurt small businesses by shifting costs to private health insurers and remove Minnesotan’s constitutional right to remedy when harmed by negligent wrongdoers and fraudulent business practices.

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About Todd Murray
I'm a consumer rights lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I sue debt collectors that harass and abuse people, defend debt collection lawsuits, and sue repossession companies that wrongfully repossess cars and trucks.

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