CONSUMER’S PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER YOUNG
Rudy Serra – Attorney
On May 8, 2009, The Detroit Free Press (pg 19A) discussed “two landmark cases” from 1999 and 2007, both of which were written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young.
Young is one of the “Federalist Four” (extreme right-wing Republican activist judges) who was appointed by former Governor John Engler. He is an activist judge who routinely legislates from the bench to help big business and harm consumers.
The Free Press stated that “both rulings contravened 23 years” of consumer protection law that held “unscrupulous businesses accountable for deceptive and unfair practices.”
Young decided that big corporations that were licensed to do business in Michigan were exempt from the law that protects consumers from fraud and cheating.
Thanks to Young “Dishonest merchants can take advantage of customers, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. That includes nearly every company in the top 3 complaint categories.”
Young granted special rights to credit card and finance companies, gas stations and fuel companies, and cable, satellite TV and phone companies. He ruled that they were all exempt from the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Up until 1999 you were protected against cheating by these companies. Thanks to Justice Young, they can now steal from you and there is nothing you can do to stop them.
Next year, Bob Young is running for re-election. Before he was elected he was the lawyer for one of the state’s biggest insurance companies. Should we insure that Young goes back to private practice by electing someone who will follow the law that protects consumers from dishonesty, fraud and cheating? The Free Press says “Unprotected Michigan consumers are dying to hear the answer.”
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