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November 2014

Black Friday: At What Cost to Workers?

By Victoria W. NiManaging Attorney photo credit: Jobs With Justice via photopin cc This Friday—Black Friday—marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. On the minds of retailers and shoppers alike is this question: “How low can you go?” Retailers want to know how…

Mining Company Must Pay for West Virginia Water Pollution

Public Justice settlement could lead to stricter federal regulation of “minefills” A U.S. District Court judge has approved a settlement between environmental activists represented by Public Justice, and Coresco, Inc. that could influence federal regulators preparing to make effective rules on the disposal of coal…

Fighting for The Safety of Kids in Foster-Care System

By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist When an Ohio couple began adopting high-risk foster children, social services flagged them as a “go-to family.” That couple’s abuse of those children could have been stopped. Witnesses at the criminal trial of Michael and Sharen Gravelle for the abuse of…

Important Victory for Bullying Victims Everywhere

Graffiti photographed by security at Pine Bush High School. By Adele Kimmel Senior Attorney  Today, a federal court put all schools on notice that they can’t ignore severe harassment and, if they do, they risk being held accountable in court. What does the law require…