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General Mills cereals are displayed on a kitchen counter in Golden, Colo. After generating controversy by forcing consumers who use its websites to arbitrate rather than sue over disputes, the company scrapped the new legal terms. (Rick Wilking/Reuters/File)

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General Mills discards controversial legal terms that would have precluded consumers who downloaded an online coupon or subscribed to its digital publications from suing the company. In an April 19, General Mills said it would revert to its previous legal terms.

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