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Of Big Fish and Small Pools: Corporations Try to Avoid Accountability by Raising Burden of Proof on Consumers

Unhappy with the power of the class-action device, corporate America is doing everything it can to take that power away from consumers. But Public Justice is committed to protecting consumer rights. The class-action device is the single most important tool for consumers to make sure that companies don’t lie, cheat, or steal.

A Special Message from Monopoly Man!

Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney famously slandered the CFPB as a ‘sick, sad’ joke – but today, the joke is on him. That’s right: I’ll be on Capitol Hill today to welcome Mulvaney to his first-ever Senate hearing as Acting Director of the CFPB!

Help Gina and her neighbors get clean water

“For years, I’ve been trying to figure out what was the cause of my son dying of an asthma attack. They’re saying it’s going to cost millions and millions and millions of dollars to fix the problem. . . . They let it go on…

Lawmakers Warn SEC: Don’t Encourage Securities Fraud

Recently, some Trump Administration officials have begun to signal that they favor eliminating securities fraud class actions, and even support urging corporations to add fine print language to various documents that would bar investors from going to court if they are illegally cheated (forcing them, instead, into a private arbitration system), and using that same fine print tactic to ban class actions.

Public Justice Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira’

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the First Circuit’s decision in ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.’ We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case both because we are hopeful the Court will see that the First Circuit correctly decided the case, but also because we believe the truck drivers who work for New Prime have been denied crucial rights under the wage and hour laws.