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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…

Safer Coal Ash Disposal Drives Closure of Power Plant in West Virginia

photo credit: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy via photopin cc The true cost of coal-fired power plants is more than businesses can bear By Richard Webster Staff Attorney An alliance of West Virginia environmental groups represented by Public Justice and allies recently settled with…

Consumers Win with Court Ruling on Meat Labels

By Jessica Culpepper Food Safety and Health Attorney The DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued a hugely important opinion today in American Meat Institute v. United States Dep’t of Agriculture, upholding the USDA’s Country of Origin Labeling rule requiring increased specificity regarding where the meat…

What “Greedy” Trial Lawyers and “Frivolous” Litigation Do

autumnal_hedge via photopin cc By Arthur BryantChairman Corporate America loves to trash trial lawyers because trial lawyers hold them accountable – when they break the law, cheat people, sell defective products, discriminate, mistreat workers, poison the water and air or maximize profit over safety and…

American Apparel Hides Sexual Harassment and More through Mandatory Arbitration

American Apparel arbitration clause via Jezebel. By Arthur Bryant Chairman An eye-opening piece by Stephen Davidoff Solomon in The New York Times highlights a huge, unappreciated danger of corporations requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration “agreements” to get or keep their jobs – hiding outrageous…