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July 2014

Consumers Win with Court Ruling on Meat Labels

By Jessica Culpepper Food Safety and Health Attorney The DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued a hugely important opinion today in American Meat Institute v. United States Dep’t of Agriculture, upholding the USDA’s Country of Origin Labeling rule requiring increased specificity regarding where the meat…

What “Greedy” Trial Lawyers and “Frivolous” Litigation Do

autumnal_hedge via photopin cc By Arthur BryantChairman Corporate America loves to trash trial lawyers because trial lawyers hold them accountable – when they break the law, cheat people, sell defective products, discriminate, mistreat workers, poison the water and air or maximize profit over safety and…

American Apparel Hides Sexual Harassment and More through Mandatory Arbitration

American Apparel arbitration clause via Jezebel. By Arthur Bryant Chairman An eye-opening piece by Stephen Davidoff Solomon in The New York Times highlights a huge, unappreciated danger of corporations requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration “agreements” to get or keep their jobs – hiding outrageous…

Coal Mining Industry Is Having a Bummer of a Summer in the Federal Courts

This summer’s developments have rebuked the industry’s “Yes, Coal” message. By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project Rather than clean up the pollution caused by mining and burning coal, the coal industry has long denied that any serious environmental harm is occurring. It has also…

Fight Against Deceptive Lending in Michigan To Continue

Motion for arbitration denied; Plaintiffs paid exorbitant interest due to hidden provision Thomas Hawk via photopin cc By Aidan O’Shea Communications Specialist When Eboree Larkin, a 25-year-old single mother, accepted a 25 percent Annual Percentage Rate on her used-car payments, she expected the APR to be just that:…