When Mashable explored the issue reported recently in “The New York Times” about a policy enacted by General Mills that states that “liking” the company on social media sites means the consumer has given up their right to sue the corporation, they interviewed Professor Ann Bartow, an expert in cyberspace law.
“Bartow adds that it’s unclear if a New York-based consumer would need to go to General Mills’ home state of Minnesota to argue that the case shouldn’t be settled in arbitration, though. ‘If you did find glass in the product, now you’re not just dealing with General Mills, but you have to sue just to get into court,’ she says. Either adds court costs that the average consumer might find prohibitively expensive,” reads one paragraph.
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