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August 2014

Contaminated Community Will Get its Day in Court

By Jessica Culpepper, Food Safety and Health Attorney Corral on west end of facility, with close up of manure. Photo obtained through a records request from the CA water board. Residents in a Helendale, Calif., community finally had their voices heard when district court Judge Jesus…

It Shouldn’t Be a Secret When Products Are Unsafe

Am image from the Harman complaint. By Leah Nicholls, Staff Attorney, and Leslie Brueckner, Senior Attorney We’ve all heard by now about how hard General Motors worked to hide the problems with its ignition – and how that secrecy killed and injured a lot of people.  It…

This Shark Week, Let’s Look Closely at Who’s Preying on Whom

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney, and Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney photo credit: Grey Nurse Sharks by Richard Ling, CC-BY-2.0. One noted impact of the Recession is the widening wealth gap between white families and families of color. This gap didn’t just emerge naturally—at least part of the gap is the…