Comments for Single Speed Seattle http://singlespeedseattle.com Bikes, Business & Barratry Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:26:15 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Cantor’s Loss Shows Why We Don’t Need Campaign Finance Regulation by Donavan Albert http://singlespeedseattle.com/cantors-loss-shows-why-we-dont-need-campaign-finance-regulation/#comment-238 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:26:15 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1161#comment-238 I tend to this of Cantor’s loss as an example of a “redistricting backfire,” but thats just me. Republicans have been gaming congressional districts for years and instead of getting a moderate, middle-of-the-road district, they got a red, like really red district.

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Comment on Negotiating for Dummies (Ph.D Version) by Chris http://singlespeedseattle.com/negotiating-for-dummies-ph-d-version/#comment-236 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:55:23 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1143#comment-236 Common sense sounds so intelligent…

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Comment on Negotiating for Dummies (Ph.D Version) by shg http://singlespeedseattle.com/negotiating-for-dummies-ph-d-version/#comment-235 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:47:53 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1143#comment-235 Excellent post, Josh.

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Comment on Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Dropbox arbitration clause: should I opt-out or not? | PeppercornPeppercorn | Create your contract, in languages, in minutes. http://singlespeedseattle.com/dropbox-no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comment-231 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:18:41 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1126#comment-231 […] Lawyerist are for opting out whereas Brian Rogers  (the Contracts Guy) is for staying in and so Josh King (Single Speed […]

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Comment on Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by joshuamking http://singlespeedseattle.com/dropbox-no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comment-230 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:47:31 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1126#comment-230 Consumer arbitration has gotten a bad rap because most companies use it not to stymie legitimate consumer claims, but to make it easier for the company to collect consumer debts. I expect – but don’t know for certain – that Dropbox is doing this not to make their job as a plaintiff easier (my guess is they do little-to-no collections), but to help stymie the flood of meritless pro se complaints that most large internet companies face.

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Comment on Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Sam Glover http://singlespeedseattle.com/dropbox-no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comment-229 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:33:41 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1126#comment-229 Bashing class action lawyers is definitely a popular pastime, and I’m not going to defend them as paragons of virtue. As a means of making consumers whole, class actions suck, but they can be an effective check on corporations.

As for Dropbox agreeing to pay all the costs of arbitration, that’s a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it makes it affordable for consumers. On the other, an arbitrator isn’t likely to be too hard on the company that pays all his bills, is it? You say that’s not a real concern, but objective data says you’re wrong.

In debt collection lawsuits, for example, it turned out that consumers rarely had a chance against collectors who were bringing lots of business to the arbitrators, even when they might have prevailed in court. (National Arbitration Forum took it a step further, and actually colluded with debt collectors to screw consumers. That’s the industry you want us to trust?) Anecdotally, I never lost a debt collection defense lawsuit, even when consumers lost effectively identical cases in arbitration.

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Comment on Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by joshuamking http://singlespeedseattle.com/dropbox-no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comment-228 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:24:56 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1126#comment-228 Class actions very rarely make sense (except for the attorneys representing the class). And as Dropbox has removed any cost associated with consumers seeking to vindicate those small claims, the availability of class relief matters even less.

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Comment on Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Sam Glover http://singlespeedseattle.com/dropbox-no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comment-227 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:51:18 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1126#comment-227 Well that’s one way to look at it, but you’ve ignored the class action waiver. You’re right that most claims are likely to be small. That’s exactly the sort of situation where class actions make sense.

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Comment on Reasons I Didn’t Ride, 2013 Edition by Chris http://singlespeedseattle.com/2013-riding-stats/#comment-226 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 01:40:43 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1121#comment-226 Good luck on 200!

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Comment on Reasons I Didn’t Ride, 2013 Edition by Tom King http://singlespeedseattle.com/2013-riding-stats/#comment-225 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 01:20:36 +0000 http://singlespeedseattle.com/?p=1121#comment-225 Not too shabby; here’s to 214 in 2014.

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