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Practice Area ; Civil Rights & Liberties

  • Public Justice Representing Plaintiffs in Challenge to North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law

    A coalition of animal protection, consumer rights, food safety, and whistleblower protection groups is challenging a North Carolina law designed to deter whistleblowers and undercover investigators from publicizing information about corporate misconduct. Public Justice is representing all of the groups in the coalition.

    Under the law, organizations and journalists who conduct undercover investigations, and individuals who expose improper or criminal conduct by North Carolina employers, are susceptible to suit and substantial damages if they make such evidence available to the public or the press.

Fort Valley State University Title IX Case

Following Public Justice’s threatened Title IX lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, Fort Valley State University reinstated its women’s volleyball team and made programmatic changes to ensure male and female athletes were treated equally. FVSU is a small historically black university located in the central Georgia town…

Castaneda v. State of California

This is a wrongful death and survival action against the State of California for causing the penile amputation and death of former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisoner Francisco Castaneda. The lawsuit alleges that the State violated California Government Code § 845.6 by failing…