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Cases / Briefs

Weckhorst v. Kansas State University

Public Justice joined an amici brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in support of the plaintiffs in a Title IX suit against a university for acting with deliberate indifference to student-on-student sexual violence that occurred at fraternities. The university lost…

Doe v. Fairfax County School Board

This is a Title IX lawsuit against the tenth largest school division in the country—Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools—for violating the rights of a student survivor of sexual assault. Jane Doe, a student in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) was sexually assaulted at age 16…

Escamilla v. Webb County

This is a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Rafael Edgardo Solis, Sr., a pretrial detainee at the Webb County Jail in Texas who died of asphyxiation allegedly caused by the jailers’ use of excessive force against him. Mr. Solis was taken…

Cottrell v. Alcon Labs

We are lead counsel in this appeal of a dismissal of a multistate class action alleging that the defendant pharmaceutical companies violated various state consumer protection statutes by purposely packaging their prescription eye drops in droppers that emitted a far larger drop than is therapeutically…

Perez v. Lantern Light

DirecTV was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to pay overtime wages to its TV installers, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  DirecTV had tried to avoid paying overtime wages to its workers by “subcontracting” its installation services…

Dang v. Samsung

This is a putative class action on behalf of people who purchased Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone before learning that many of the technologies used in the phone allegedly infringed upon Apple patents—allegations which resulted in a multi-million-dollar jury verdict against Samsung. In response to this…

Cain v. Midland Funding

This was an appeal to the Maryland Court of Appeals to keep a consumer class action against debt buyer Midland Funding in court and to prevent Midland from forcing the dispute into arbitration on an individual, non-class basis. Midland had operated in Maryland for two…