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Practice Area ; Court Secrecy

Perez v. Lantern Light

DirecTV was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to pay overtime wages to its TV installers, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  DirecTV had tried to avoid paying overtime wages to its workers by “subcontracting” its installation services…

FTC v. AMG Services

In an enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission against payday lender AMG Services for charging consumers undisclosed and inflated fees, the court found that lenders violated federal law when they misrepresented to consumers how much loans would cost them. We represented Americans for Financial…

Haeger v. Goodyear

Public Justice represents the Center for Auto Safety in seeking to intervene in a fraud case against Goodyear for the sole purpose of gaining public access to the court records and discovery documents. According to the complaint in the case, Goodyear not only sold defective…

Davis v. Honda

We successfully challenged a court secrecy order and unsealed a scathing 36-page decision that sanctioned American Honda Motor Company (Honda) and its expert witness for deliberately tampering with evidence. The lawsuit was based on a 1999 accident in a Honda Civic that left plaintiff Sarah…

McBurney v. Young

At issue is whether a state freedom of information law can discriminate between state citizens and non-citizens by granting a right of access to public documents only to citizens of that state. This case challenging the Virginia FOIA citizens-only provision was brought by Mark McBurney…

Toe v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

After a rollover crash in 2007 killed one passenger and severely injured the others, the accident victims sued in Iowa state court. As part of their case, the plaintiffs’ attorneys obtained key documents showing that Cooper was aware of dangerous defects in several of its…

In Re Prempro Liability Litigation

Public Justice represented PLoS Medicine, a medical journal published by the non-profit Public Library of Science, in its effort to intervene in this case to gain access to discovery materials that allegedly demonstrate that Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company engaged in medical ghostwriting to promote its hormone…

Aleksich v. Remington Arms Co.

Public Justice represented Richard Barber in his efforts to obtain public access to the court file in Aleksich v. Remington, a personal injury case involving defects in the firing mechanism of Remington gun manufacturer’s popular 700-series rifle. The case settled in 1995 and was subsequently…