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Bullying and the Law: More on What Families Need to Know

By Adele Kimmel, Public Justice Managing Attorney On March 11, I had a great conversation about bullying and the law with hundreds of people who participated in The BULLY Project’s “Speak with an Expert” Conference Call Series. Thanks again to The BULLY Project for inviting…

Court Secrecy Can Be Deadly And Needs to End

By Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney If you were about to make a big investment—say, a new car, or tires for your current car—wouldn’t you want to know before you shell out money that the product isn’t dangerous? Johnny Bradley did. In 2004, Mr. Bradley and…

Bullying and the Law: What Families Need to Know

By Adele Kimmel, Managing Attorney What legal options do bullying victims have when their schools fail to take appropriate steps to protect them? This is exactly what I’ll be talking about tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern Time as part of The BULLY Project’s conference call…

Dropbox’s Forced Arbitration Clause And the Phony Opt-Out Term

By Paul Bland, Senior Attorney So a couple of weeks ago, Dropbox (a company that provides an on-line service for storing and sharing files) adopted a forced arbitration policy as one of its Terms of Service. This means that if you’re a Dropbox customer, and…

Is Cheating Moot if You’re Offered Chump Change?

By Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney It would be a pretty funny argument if companies weren’t using it to avoid being held accountable. Basically companies are saying, we’ll offer you $1 to stop complaining that we made $1 million by breaking the law. And just offering…

Sexual Assault: Why Schools Need Their Own Call To Action

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney Nothing was done.  That is the message that permeates every aspect of the story of Sasha Menu Courey, a female student from the University of Missouri.  Prior to an alleged sexual assault, Menu Courey was a 4.0 student and a…

Brutality That Threatens Our Food Supply

Humane Society’s undercover investigation reveals revolting abuse all for profits By Jessica Culpepper, Food Safety & Health Attorney Today the Humane Society of the United States revealed horrific abuse to calves and an active threat to our food supply in its undercover investigation at Catelli Brothers…

Wireless Provider Gets What It Wanted; Now It’s Sorry

By Spencer Wilson, Brayton-Thornton Attorney Consumers walked away with a quiet but important victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in Southern Communications v. Thomas. This decision will allow a group of consumers to pursue their claims against their wireless service provider, Southern Communications,…