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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…

EPA Improperly Withholds Information Vital to Public Health

Despite the threat of a lawsuit brought by Public Justice against Yakima Valley (Washington) industrial dairies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing to improperly withhold information vital to the public health, acting in direct dereliction of its duties under the Freedom of Information…

Citizen Action Pushes Dairies To Declare Hazardous Substance Releases

Following years of violations, threat of lawsuits forces industrial dairies to publicly report data Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) – represented by Public Justice, Law Offices of Charles M. Tebbutt, P.C., and the Center for…

Groups File Lawsuits to Stop Groundwater Pollution from Industrial Dairies

UPDATE: Listen to NPR’s story on the lawsuits. The non-profit groups Community Association for Restoration of the Environment and the Center for Food Safety — represented by Public Justice’s Jessica Culpepper, Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt and CFS attorneys — yesterday jointly filed lawsuits in…

Groups File Notice Letter to Sue NRG Energy for Massive Pollution

In late January, three environmental groups represented by Public Justice and Columbia University School of Law Environmental Law Clinic announced the filing of a Clean Water Act notice of intent to sue NRG Energy for water pollution violations at three of its coal-fired power plants…