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Court Says Scammed Customers Cannot Be Forced into Arbitration

By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist In a case regarding a car dealership that misrepresented and marked up a fee in its contracts with customers, the Florida First District Court of Appeal has now written a thorough opinion outlining the reasons why those customers taking part in a class…

Champion of Justice & TLOY Award Winners Honored in San Francisco

At the Public Justice Foundation’s 31st Annual Gala & Awards Dinner in San Francisco, Alan R. Brayton won the Champion of Justice Award, and Matthew Coyte and Jack Jacks were awarded the 2013 Trial Lawyers of the Year Award. As Executive Director Arthur Bryant said…

Supreme Court Grants Big Pharma Co. Immunity for Defectively Designed Drug

Today, ruling 5 to 4, the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically limited generic drug companies’ liability for manufacturing defectively designed drugs. The case is Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett. In Bartlett, Public Justice filed an amici brief with the American Association for Justice. Plaintiff Karen…

Supreme Court Sides with American Express on Arbitration

“This is a devastating day for justice in America,” said Public Justice Executive Director Arthur Bryant. “The U.S. Supreme Court just issued its decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant and gave corporations a license to steal.” And in today’s blog post, Senior…

Brief Argues FINRA Not Preempted, Brokerage Firms Cannot Ban Class Actions

Public Justice has just partnered with the AARP and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) on a brief challenging Charles Schwab’s position that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules. In October 2011, Schwab mailed out amendments to its investor…