Facebook ‘likes’ could void your right to sue

If you’ve ever downloaded a coupon or liked a brand on Facebook, you may have waived your right to sue the company. According to the New York Times:

General Mills has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.

Instead, anyone who has received anything that could be construed as a benefit and who then has a dispute with the company over its products will have to use informal negotiation via email or go through arbitration to seek relief, according to the new terms posted on its site. 

[Read more at the New York Times]

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