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Alex Bachuwa

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Alexander Bachuwa is a New York attorney who focuses on consumer protection. He is also a BoardingArea blogger. Contact Alex at through his website at bachuwalaw.com and visit thepointsoflife.com

The Fine Print: Fighting Citi Prestige’s ‘Trip Delay’ Shenanigans

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Introduction As points enthusiasts, our priority is meeting the requirement to obtain the signup bonus. The next priority is to maximize the benefits that come with the card.  These perks include free Global Entry, reimbursement...

The Fine Print: No Class-Actions Against Banks? So What

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With President Trump’s signature, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule that would have given consumers the right to opt out of arbitration will not go into effect. This means that consumers will have to file their grievances individually in a private arbitration instead of as a consolidated group in a public court of law.

The Fine Print: Equifax Data Breach, What It Means Today*

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Disclaimer: The following is not legal advice. If you have been affected by Equifax's data breach and are in need of representation, submit an inquiry at Bachuwa Law.  I titled this post with an asterisk...

The Fine Print: No Justice In Small Claims Court

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The following is not legal advice. Contact Alexander Bachuwa, a New York attorney, at BachuwaLaw.com if you have an inquiry.  When I first started writing The Fine Print series, I received comment after comment about...

The Fine Print: Beating Citi in Arbitration, What It Means for You

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The annual fee on my client’s Citi Prestige card was due. He called Citi’s retention department and was told that he would receive a $200 statement credit if he spent $4000/month for 3 months. My client did so by spending more than $4000/month for three consecutive calendar months. Citi refused to honor the credit because the spending was not done in three consecutive billing cycles.

Involuntarily Bumped? Know Your Legal Rights

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The following was written by Alexander Bachuwa, a New York attorney. It is not legal advice.  The absurdity in airline customer service has reached a tipping point. First, there was the United leggings issue. Then...

The Fine Print: Small Claims Court, A First-Hand Tutorial

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It’s no secret that I’m a staunch advocate for consumer arbitration. I have had success going up against the big boys like Citi and Expedia, holding them accountable for mischievous behavior. One of the...

The Fine Print: The Corporate Insurgence

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact Alexander Bachuwa, a New York attorney, if you have a consumer protection question or claim. Since I began writing The Fine Print series, I have initiated dozens of claims which...

The Fine Print: The Consumer Strikes Back

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact Alexander Bachuwa, a New York attorney, if you have a consumer arbitration question or claim. Two weeks ago I wrote an article called Don’t Let Arbitration Delay Your Wedding which recounted...

The Fine Print: Don’t Let Arbitration Delay Your Wedding

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Do file a consumer arbitration claim regardless of the dollar amount to battle corporate mischief. Do not hire an attorney who will charge on an hourly basis. Do appeal the claim even if it takes months to ensure a just outcome. Do not delay a wedding by spending $100,000 in order to reach the same result.

The Fine Print: Delaying Justice For All

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact Alexander Bachuwa if you have questions or claims regarding consumer arbitration.  Victim: Hello, I would like to report a robbery. My stuff has been stolen from me. Dispatcher:...

The Fine Print: Sorry eBay, My Claim Is Not Frivolous

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact Alexander Bachuwa if you have questions or claims regarding consumer arbitration.  There was no email to tell us the $500 was taken. The eBay Bucks just never...

The Fine Print: The Successful Fight Against A Citi Shutdown

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact an attorney or Alexander Bachuwa if you have questions or claims regarding consumer arbitration.  Following one of my Fine Print posts, a Frequent Miler reader messaged me...

The Fine Print: The Results Are In!

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The following is not legal advice. Please contact the author (alex@bachuwalaw.com) or your own attorney should you have questions. Call the company. Get put on hold. Email the company. Receive an automated response. Repeat, repeat,...

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