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Mountaintop Removal Mine Blocked in Virginia

Less than a week after Public Justice filed a complaint in federal court and threatened to seek a temporary restraining order, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended its permit that would have allowed A&G Coal Corporation to begin filling nearly three miles of streams…

NC Superior Court Sides with Consumers

Three rulings could pave the way for North Carolinians to recoup the illegally high fees paid to payday lendersA North Carolina Superior Court judge has ruled that the mandatory arbitration agreements in three payday lenders’ consumer contracts are unenforceable, effectively giving the go-ahead to class…

HONORS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE

Sierra Club to Honor Public Justice Attorney and Co-Counsel for Years of Outstanding Environmental Litigation in AppalachiaJim Hecker, Public Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Project Director, has been named a recipient of the Sierra Club’s 2009 William O. Douglas Award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding…

Legal Teams Win 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards

Attorneys in Rocky Flats, Pan Am 103 Litigation Take Public Justice Foundation Honors   Two legal teams that each prevailed in long and hard-fought cases against formidable corporate and government defendants were named co-winners of the Public Justice Foundation’s 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year…