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The House Oversight Committee wants to put the kabosh on abusive debt collection practices by wireless service providers. It is launching a probe, lead by committee chairman Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), into a contract clause that forces customers to waive their rights to sue and instead agree to forced arbitration. With forced arbitration, the parties agree that they will abide by the decision of the arbitrator, no matter what that decision is. The probe is an extension of a similar investigation by Kucinich's Domestic Policy Subcommittee into the credit card industry. Last week, the 16-month-long... Read more...