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A Payday Lender’s Race to the Bottom

by Gabriel Hopkins Thornton-Robb Attorney Scott Tucker loves fast cars. That might be why he raced to the bottom as the owner and operator of a payday lending business whose complicated and lopsided repayment plan duped millions of consumers. Now the details of this operation…

Public Justice Warns Oklahoma Fracking Operators over Seismic Activity

Photo via Public Herald on Flickr. Notice to sue sent to companies with extraction methods linked to frequent earthquakes. Public Justice and Sierra Club today warned four companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing in Oklahoma that they must modify their practices or face a citizen lawsuit, citing…

Public Justice’s Jim Hecker Testifies in Support of Proposed Stream Pollution Rule

Public Justice Environmental Enforcement Project Director Jim Hecker told a Senate committee yesterday that current federal rules governing stream pollution due to mountaintop removal mining are outdated and must be replaced by rules that “incorporate the best available science” and would successfully prevent “serious, persistent…

CFPB Proposes Barring Arbitration Clauses that Stop Class Actions

photo credit: plastic please via photopin (license) Potential change would open courthouse doors to tens of millions stripped of right to sue By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist On Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules designed to prevent consumer financial companies from barring consumers’ ability to file, or join, a…

Public Justice Challenging Constitutionality of Wyoming Data Censorship Laws

Image via Ian Crowther on Flickr Laws Challenged on First Amendment, Equal Protection Grounds By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist Public Justice and its allies filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging the constitutionality of Wyoming laws that made it illegal for citizens to collect data about the state’s…