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Practice Area ; Class Action Preservation

Of Big Fish and Small Pools: Corporations Try to Avoid Accountability by Raising Burden of Proof on Consumers

Unhappy with the power of the class-action device, corporate America is doing everything it can to take that power away from consumers. But Public Justice is committed to protecting consumer rights. The class-action device is the single most important tool for consumers to make sure that companies don’t lie, cheat, or steal.

Lawmakers Warn SEC: Don’t Encourage Securities Fraud

Recently, some Trump Administration officials have begun to signal that they favor eliminating securities fraud class actions, and even support urging corporations to add fine print language to various documents that would bar investors from going to court if they are illegally cheated (forcing them, instead, into a private arbitration system), and using that same fine print tactic to ban class actions.

“Corporate Immunity Bill” Would Let Investment Firms Steal Money from Workers’ Retirement Accounts

Hundreds of thousands of middle-class American workers will directly benefit from a settlement which has put $78,000,000 back into their retirement accounts—money which, over time, will grow to a much larger amount in the tax-sheltered 401(k) accounts. But under a new bill pending in Congress, a victory such as this one would be rendered virtually impossible.