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Court Records in Trinity Guardrail Whistleblower Case May Be Unsealed

By Leah Nicholls, Staff Attorney Leslie Brueckner, Senior Attorney Today we have both good news and bad news about our motion to unseal the court records in Harman v. Trinity, a federal whistleblower case involving defective highway guardrails. First, the good news: In response to our…

Green Light to Constitutional Challenge to Idaho Ag-Gag Law

photo credit: Farm Sanctuary via photopin cc Federal Court Denies Idaho’s Effort to Dismiss Challenge By Leslie Brueckner  Senior Attorney Huge breaking news: We just received word that a federal district court in Idaho has denied the state’s motion to dismiss our constitutional challenge to…

Contaminated Community Will Get its Day in Court

By Jessica Culpepper, Food Safety and Health Attorney Corral on west end of facility, with close up of manure. Photo obtained through a records request from the CA water board. Residents in a Helendale, Calif., community finally had their voices heard when district court Judge Jesus…

It Shouldn’t Be a Secret When Products Are Unsafe

Am image from the Harman complaint. By Leah Nicholls, Staff Attorney, and Leslie Brueckner, Senior Attorney We’ve all heard by now about how hard General Motors worked to hide the problems with its ignition – and how that secrecy killed and injured a lot of people.  It…

This Shark Week, Let’s Look Closely at Who’s Preying on Whom

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney, and Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney photo credit: Grey Nurse Sharks by Richard Ling, CC-BY-2.0. One noted impact of the Recession is the widening wealth gap between white families and families of color. This gap didn’t just emerge naturally—at least part of the gap is the…