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Practice Area ; Consumers' Rights

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.

A Special Message from Monopoly Man!

Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney famously slandered the CFPB as a ‘sick, sad’ joke – but today, the joke is on him. That’s right: I’ll be on Capitol Hill today to welcome Mulvaney to his first-ever Senate hearing as Acting Director of the CFPB!

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.

“Tribal Immunity” May No Longer Be a Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card for Payday Lenders

Public Justice is pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive, first-of-its kind report that explores both the public face of tribal lending and the behind-the-scenes arrangements. It’s our hope that this report will be a helpful tool for lawmakers, policymakers, consumer advocates, journalists, researchers, and state, federal, and tribal officials interested in finding solutions to the economic injustices that result from predatory lending.