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Cases / Briefs

Leon v. County of Riverside

This appeal involves an important issue of California law regarding the scope of governmental immunity for egregious police misconduct—an issue at the core of our Access to Justice work. The case revolves around Government Code section 821.6, which states: “A public employee is not liable…

Glover v. Bausch & Lomb

This appeal raises questions regarding the scope of federal preemption of state tort law claims based on injuries caused by a medical device—an issue at the core of our Access to Justice work. The question is whether the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act expressly or…

Hecox v. Little

Public Justice joined an amici brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit in support of the plaintiffs, two student-athletes—one transgender and one cisgender—who are challenging an Idaho law that bans transgender women and girls from participating in sports consistent with their gender…

Conviser V. DePaul University

This is a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Dr. Jenny Conviser, an accomplished psychotherapist, and her company, Ascend. For over a decade, Dr. Conviser and her companies were DePaul University’s mental health resource for student-athletes and athletics staff. But when Dr. Conviser spoke up…

Niedermeier v. FCA U.S. LLC

Public Justice is co-counsel in this California Supreme Court appeal involving the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, popularly known as the “Lemon Law,” which provides remedies for consumers who purchase cars so defective that they cannot be repaired. The Lemon Law requires manufacturers to promptly repurchase…

Williams v. Boehringer (Zantac)

Public Justice is co-counsel in this 11th Circuit appeal of a decision in a federal MDL dismissing nationwide failure-to-warn and design defect claims against the manufacturers and sellers of the pharmaceutical product Zantac and its generic forms.  The appeal raises an  important issue of first…

Palmer v. Amazon

This is a case against Amazon on behalf of workers and their families at JFK8, the company’s Staten Island fulfillment center, who have been subjected to working conditions that have failed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the facility and in the workers’ communities….

Hyman v. Devlin

Public Justice is co‐counsel in this Third Circuit appeal, which raises issues related to qualified immunity and on punitive damages in the civil rights context. A repossession company tried to take Angela Hyman’s car from her driveway while her wife was sitting in it. It…