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F. Paul Bland, Jr., Named Executive Director of Public Justice

Bland Succeeds Arthur H. Bryant, named Public Justice’s Chairman Washington, DC – Public Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed F. Paul Bland, Jr. the new Executive Director of Public Justice. “This organization has successfully been doing public justice for more than 30 years and…

Lead-Paint Decision: Providing A Safer Place for Children

Judge Orders Lead Paint Companies to Pay $1.15 Billion into State Fund to Clean Affected Homes When Nathaniel Stone moved into an Oakland, Calif. apartment with his 2-month-old son Antonio, he said he was simply looking for a place where the two could “lay our…

Nemphos v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., et al.

When Michelle Nemphos’ daughter’s adult teeth started erupting, she was dismayed to see very bright white spots on her teeth. And Nemphos was surprised because she had been careful to ensure her daughter had almost exclusively fluoridated water from the time she was an infant…

Settlement Provides Clean Water, New Data in Factory Dairy Cases

First successful use of RCRA offers hope for widespread reforms at factory dairies A Washington State industrialized dairy has agreed to settle a federal environmental lawsuit against it, saying it would go bankrupt if the suit went forward. The settlement is significant in that it…

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…