The next 1361 days will be just as important as the last 100, and maybe more so. That’s why we’re gearing up to be even more visible, active and outspoken over the next four years. Here are just a few of the things Public Justice will be tackling in the weeks and months ahead.
By Leslie Brueckner Senior Attorney The following is cross-posted from Legal Examiner. After years of being relegated to the dusty tomes of law school libraries, personal jurisdiction has recently become a red hot topic, particularly in the area of mass torts. In the past few years,…
A group of lawmakers wants to hand the nursing home industry a get-out-of-jail free card, in the form of HR 1215. The bill, which is deceptively titled the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” would cap the amount of “non-economic” damages a victim could obtain from a nursing home in a lawsuit at just $250,000 per case, no matter how many victims were hurt or how many people (or corporations) are responsible.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 985, the so-called “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act.” This sweeping legislation would make it virtually impossible to bring a class action lawsuit, effectively locking the courthouse doors to millions of Americans. The final vote in the House represented a very narrow victory (220 – 201), setting the stage for a real battle in the United States Senate.