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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Senate committee yesterday that current federal rules governing stream pollution due to mountaintop removal mining are outdated and must be replaced by rules that “incorporate the best available science” and would successfully prevent “serious, persistent…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…

Heaven, Hell and The U.S. Chamber: 13 Years of Anti-Judicial Propaganda

Photo via Judit Klein on Flickr By Arthur BryantChairman The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform just released the latest version of the propaganda piece it started publishing in 2002. Entitled 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the report summarizes the answers…

Let’s Make Sure Class Actions Can Still Do Their Job

Image by Grant Hutchinson via Flickr  By Leah NichollsStaff Attorney  Here at Public Justice, we see class actions as an important tool for righting wrongs and holding the powerful accountable. As part of our efforts to promote and protect class actions, we’re working to make sure…