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Practice Area: Access to Justice

BookHolders v. DeHority et al.

Public Justice is co-counsel in BookHolders v. DeHority, BookHolders v. Pletch, and BookHolders v. Steincamp, cases presenting issues of wage theft and illegal retaliation where we and our co-counsel are defending three Virginia Tech students who were sued by their former employer, a chain of college…

Baxter v. Miscavige

Public Justice is co-counsel in this case in U.S. District Court in Florida on behalf of three former Scientology members who brought claims for human trafficking and forced labor against the Church of Scientology, various other Scientology entities, and David Miscavige, the head of Scientology. …

Thompson v. Polaris, Inc.

Public Justice is pleased to report an amicus victory in Thompson v. Polaris Inc., a Minnesota Supreme Court case decided in December 2021. Polaris, a leading manufacturer of outdoor powersports vehicles, attempted to conceal a safety audit report—relevant evidence in the case—by claiming attorney-client privilege….

Morgan v. Sundance, Inc.

Public Justice is co-counsel in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., an overtime and wage theft case on behalf of former Taco Bell employee Robyn Morgan against Sundance Inc., a company that owns more than 150 Taco Bell franchises throughout the country. Co-Director of the Access to Justice...

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…

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…

Hyman v. Devlin

Public Justice was 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…

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