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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…

Will Congress Act to Protect All Big Ag Whistleblowers?

Photo via Steven Depolo on Flickr By David MuraskinFood Safety & Health Attorney Congress is poised to pass into law a bill that will provide unique protections for industrial agricultural companies to hide their harms to consumers, competition, and workers. The Senate recently passed S….

The Chamber of Commerce’s “Chicken Little” Games

by Leah M. NichollsStaff Attorney The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a long and troubling history of trying to keep cases out of court, and they’re particularly vicious when it comes to fighting certification of class action suits. Much like Chicken Little, the Chamber proclaims…