Oct 21, 2017 • 59M

"I Agree?"/Trip, Slip & Fall

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Ralph talks to law professor Margaret Jane Radin about the hazards of fine print contracts and to Russell Kendzior about the hazards of slippery floors, two seemingly minor things that have a surprisingly profound effect on our daily lives.

Margaret Jane Radin is the University of Michigan Henry King Ransom Professor of Law Emerita.  She taught courses about contracts and patents and international intellectual property. Her award winning book, Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law”explores the problems posed for the legal system by fine print contracts.

“We’re back to indentured servitude status.  The fine print is stripping consumers and employees of core legal rights, especially their right to their day in court the Constitution says we have.”  

Margaret Jane Radin, author of “Boilerplate: the Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law”

Russell Kendzior is the President of Traction Experts, Inc. (tractionexperts.com) and founder of the National Floor Safety Institute.  Mr. Kendzior is internationally recognized as the leading expert in slip and fall accident prevention and has been retained in over four hundred such lawsuits.  He has a new book out, chronicling that testimony entitled Floored!  Real Life Stories From a Slip and Fall Expert Witness.

“The smallest piece of the trip and fall pie is fraud.  Fraud represents only 3% to 5% of the claims… Faking it is actually very, very rare… The media will oftentimes portray all victims of falls as being fraudsters and really plays down the legitimacy of what is really the nation’s leading health and safety problem.” 

Russell Kendzior, author of “Floored! Real Life Stories From a Slip and Fall Expert Witness”