Consumer Review Freedom Act passes Senate

By unanimous consent, the Senate yesterday passed a law to ban non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Public Citizen supports the Consumer Review Freedom Act, which addresses a problem we've litigated and advocated against on many occasions, including most notably in the KlearGear case.

Here's a discussion of the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the bill last month, at which Public Citizen client and KlearGear plaintiff Jen Palmer testified. (In that post, I identify a concerning aspect of the draft bill, but that provision has since been removed.) You can read Jen's testimony here and Public Citizen's testimony here.

And here's the Consumerist reporting on the Senate's passage of the bill yesterday.

A parallel measure is pending in the House, as we've previously noted. On Twitter, one of the House sponsors today urged committee action on that bill.

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