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Practice Area ; Forced Arbitration

Fighting Trump’s Secrecy Agreements: Because Justice for Alva is Justice for All

Public Justice has partnered with our friends at the law firms of Tycko & Zavareei LLP and Varnell & Warwick to take on Trump’s secrecy agreements and help Alva Johnson – a Trump campaign employee who helped organize some of the President’s most significant campaign events – find justice for her and other campaign workers.

Celebrity Attorney Faces Fight Over Arbitration Clause in Retainer

By all accounts, Hollywood attorney Shawn Holley’s star has been on the rise. Holley, who first made a name for herself as a member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, has increasingly been the go-to lawyer for celebrity bad boys (and girls). Her client roster includes Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Paris Hilton. But like other Hollywood insiders – including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Sheen and others – Holley also appears to be a huge fan of forced arbitration, using this favorite tactic of powerful people to force less powerful people (in her case, her own clients) out of court and into often-secret hearings where bad behavior often gets veiled in secrecy and hidden away from public view.

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.

Public Justice Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira’

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the First Circuit’s decision in ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.’ We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case both because we are hopeful the Court will see that the First Circuit correctly decided the case, but also because we believe the truck drivers who work for New Prime have been denied crucial rights under the wage and hour laws.

“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.