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Gutting Crucial Provision of Federal Labor Law that Protects Workers

By Spencer Wilson, Brayton-Thornton Attorney and      Paul Bland, Senior Attorney A few years ago, the National Labor Relations Board issued a landmark decision in a case called D.R. Horton, which found that an employer violated federal labor law by requiring its employees to sign an…

Heisman Trophy: What’s Title IX Got to Do With It?

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney Yesterday, the Florida State Attorney announced that Jameis Winston, the starting Florida State University quarterback, ACC player of the year, and current Heisman trophy candidate won’t face criminal charges for sexual assault.  A female FSU student alleged that Winston raped…

Consumer Supporter? Not so much

By Amy Radon, Staff Attorney Our client, a woman from Santa Clara, CA, found herself in over her head in credit card debt in 2009. To find a way back to financial health, she reached out to American Debt Services to help her pay off…

What does “consent” to Arbitration Actually Mean?

West Virginia Supreme Court insists upon meaningful consent to arbitration agreement By Paul Bland, Senior Attorney On Twitter! @Pblandbland Too often, courts treat “consent” by consumers or employees to mandatory arbitration clauses as essentially a meaningless formality – so long as some language in some…

Little Blue Stops Running: Largest Coal Ash Dump in the Country May Cost Owner $150 Million to Clean Up, While EPA Ordered by D.C. Circuit to Craft Disposal Rules

By Richard Webster, Power-Cotchett Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project Over the last month, three major events occurred that our victory at Little Blue Run either caused or encouraged that show how successful citizen suits against polluters have implications beyond the immediate relief obtained. This week, a…