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Justice for Family of Florida Man Killed by Excessive Police Force

A federal jury has returned $2.3 Million in restitution to the family of Joshua Salvato, an unarmed man killed by members of the Marion County, Fla. Sheriff’s Department. The jury found that Deputy Lauren Miley used excessive force against Salvato, that Deputy Norman Brown willfully…

Phonathon Volunteers Use Friendly Competition to Boost Fundraising

By Aidan O’Shea Communications Specialist Together, the two teams of volunteers in this year’s competitive Public Justice Phonathon May 1, the “Rustlers” and the “Rangers”, competed to raise $407,295 and recruited or renewed 285 members, far outpacing their combined goal of $325,000 and 120 new…

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…