Public Justice

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.

“Tribal Immunity” May No Longer Be a Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card for Payday Lenders

Public Justice is pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive, first-of-its kind report that explores both the public face of tribal lending and the behind-the-scenes arrangements. It’s our hope that this report will be a helpful tool for lawmakers, policymakers, consumer advocates, journalists, researchers, and state, federal, and tribal officials interested in finding solutions to the economic injustices that result from predatory lending.

Stop secrecy. End harassment.

With the increase in public consciousness and discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace, a nefarious part of many employment contracts and settlement agreements has also come under long overdue scrutiny: non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Public Justice has been at the forefront of the battle against…