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September 2014

Issue Resolved: Cy Pres Awards Are Not Unclaimed Property

photo credit: rcbodden via photopin cc By Arthur BryantChairman The Supreme Court of Texas recently issued an important decision properly viewing – and preserving – a valuable tool for doing justice: cy pres awards in class actions. The Court got it right. In many class…

Saving Craft’s Run for a Cleaner Future

By Richard Webster Staff Attorney When I first visited the Coresco Coal Ash Dump near Morgantown, W.Va., I was shocked to find that Craft’s Run, the stream that drains the dump, ran orange in its lower reaches. It turned out this was due to a…

Court Records in Trinity Guardrail Whistleblower Case May Be Unsealed

By Leah Nicholls, Staff Attorney Leslie Brueckner, Senior Attorney Today we have both good news and bad news about our motion to unseal the court records in Harman v. Trinity, a federal whistleblower case involving defective highway guardrails. First, the good news: In response to our…

Green Light to Constitutional Challenge to Idaho Ag-Gag Law

photo credit: Farm Sanctuary via photopin cc Federal Court Denies Idaho’s Effort to Dismiss Challenge By Leslie Brueckner  Senior Attorney Huge breaking news: We just received word that a federal district court in Idaho has denied the state’s motion to dismiss our constitutional challenge to…