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Climate Change – We Need More than Obama’s Latest Initiative

photo credit: Jim.Richmond via photopin cc Obama initiative one arrow in the quiver needed to battle climate change and pollution By Richard Webster, Staff Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project and Jim Hecker, Director, Environmental Enforcement Project The Obama Administration’s initiative on climate change, that was finally…

Collective Actions in Court: Exactly What the Financial Industry Asked For

photo credit: DragonFlyEye via photopin cc By Leah Nicholls Kazan-Budd Attorney Financial institutions have reaped enormous benefits from creating their own system of private law, and the least they can do is follow their rules and allow their employees to respond collectively when they have…

Income Inequality and Access to Justice: Len Schroeter Got it Years Ago

By Arthur BryantChairman Justice lost a great advocate and friend late last month, Len Schroeter. Len was brilliant, passionate, warm, complex, constitutionally resistant to authority (in both senses of the word), and totally committed to justice for all. The Seattle Times obituary only begins to…

Top Three Wage-Law Violators Are Fast Food Franchises

Thomas Hawk via photopin cc By Sarah Belton Cartwright-Baron Attorney Subway, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Each company sells fast food to the public. Each company is doing well financially. And, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor analyzed by CNN Money, they represent…

Stolen Wages: Coming to a Workplace Near You

photo credit: WisconsinJobsNow via photopin cc By Vicky Ni Senior Attorney What do fast-food workers and high-tech workers have in common? Neither have any bargaining power in their workplaces or in their industry, as Pandodaily’s Mark Ames has recently observed. Both have wages stolen from…

  • Winning the Fight to Protect Citizens from Sewage Sludge

    By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project A Pennsylvania appeals court has revived a nuisance lawsuit by 34 Pennsylvania residents who claim that the spread of 23 million pounds of sewage sludge on a neighboring farm created a repulsive, nauseating stench similar to that of a…