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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…

Coal Mining Industry Is Having a Bummer of a Summer in the Federal Courts

This summer’s developments have rebuked the industry’s “Yes, Coal” message. By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project Rather than clean up the pollution caused by mining and burning coal, the coal industry has long denied that any serious environmental harm is occurring. It has also…

POM Wonderful Victory for Consumers

photo credit: Fruitnet.com via photopin cc By Leslie A. Brueckner, Senior Attorney Leah Nicholls, Kazan-Budd Attorney It’s clear that the U.S. Supreme Court is about as pro-business as one can imagine. But something strange happened recently: The Court issued a unanimous ruling that will actually…

“Natural” Food: Take That With A Grain of Salt

Image via foodnavigator-usa. By Leslie Brueckner Senior Attorney What do you think when you see the word “natural” prominently displayed on a package of chicken breasts?  If you are like me, you assume it means that the hen was raised without antibiotics, artificial growth hormones,…

Tribe: SCOTUS Denying Access to Justice Because It’s an “Anti-court Court”

Image via Tribeca Citizen.  By Arthur Bryant Chairman Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe, one of America’s preeminent constitutional scholars, says the U.S Supreme Court’s majority is not denying access to justice to consumers, workers, and civil rights plaintiffs just because it is “favorable to…