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Practice Area ; Consumers' Rights

UPDATED: Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Tort Liability for Future Asbestos Claims? That Would Be Unconstitutional

Resolving asbestos liability can be challenging. The time between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the most deadly asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, can be decades, and there’s no way for someone who was exposed to know whether they will fall ill in the future. And there are plenty of folks—many of whom were exposed indirectly, through asbestos on a family member’s clothing, for example—who may not even know that they were exposed in the first place. As such, it’s impossible for anyone—including companies responsible for asbestos exposure—to know who will fall ill and be entitled to compensation in the future.

  • Full Senate to Vote on CFPB Director Nominee This Week

    Kraninger remains wildly unqualified; Public Justice urges Senators oppose her nomination Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to be permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is due for a vote next week, and Public Justice remains firmly opposed. Kraninger is not only unqualified for the job,…

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.