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Cases / Briefs

Morris v. Tyson

We represent a mass action of poultry growers in Western Kentucky who raise poultry for Tyson, the nation’s largest poultry company. Tyson acts as an “integrator,” controlling all of the inputs used by its poultry growers—such as the birds, feed, and medical care—as well as…

Western Watersheds Project et al. v. Peter Michael

This case is a federal constitutional challenge to two newly enacted Wyoming statutes (the “Data Laws”) that are designed to prevent the public from gathering “resource data” on public or private “open land” in the State of Wyoming. See W.S. 6-3-414 (criminal statute) and W.S….

Aleksich v. Remington Arms Co.

Public Justice represented Richard Barber in his efforts to obtain public access to the court file in Aleksich v. Remington, a personal injury case involving defects in the firing mechanism of Remington Rifle Co.’s popular 700-series rifle. The case settled in 1995 and was subsequently sealed…

Davis v. Honda

We successfully challenged a court secrecy order and unsealed a scathing 36-page decision that sanctioned American Honda Motor Company (Honda) and its expert witness for deliberately tampering with evidence. The lawsuit was based on a 1999 accident in a Honda Civic that left plaintiff Sarah…

Braun v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

In this class action resulting in a $188 million judgment against Wal-Mart for failure to pay employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work, Public Justice joined in an amici brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court authored by the Impact Fund and rebutting Wal-Mart’s claim that its due…

Total Transportation Services, Inc. v. Armenta

The estimated 75,000 port truck drivers in the United States are an indispensable link in the American retail supply chain, transporting about 250 million metric tons of imported goods (worth $900 million) from our nation’s ports to railheads, shipping warehouses, or retail distribution centers. Multibillion-dollar…

Pacific 9 Transportation, Inc. v. Franco

Some 600 port truck drivers in California filed claims with the state Labor Commissioner, alleging that the hauling companies they work for should have treated them as employees instead of independent contractors, and that they were robbed of due compensation.   The Labor Commissioner offers…

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