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Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Tort Liability for Future Asbestos Claims? That Would Be Unconstitutional

Resolving asbestos liability can be challenging. The time between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the most deadly asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, can be decades, and there’s no way for someone who was exposed to know whether they will fall ill in the future. And there are plenty of folks—many of whom were exposed indirectly, through asbestos on a family member’s clothing, for example—who may not even know that they were exposed in the first place. As such, it’s impossible for anyone—including companies responsible for asbestos exposure—to know who will fall ill and be entitled to compensation in the future.

Celebrity Attorney Faces Fight Over Arbitration Clause in Retainer

By all accounts, Hollywood attorney Shawn Holley’s star has been on the rise. Holley, who first made a name for herself as a member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, has increasingly been the go-to lawyer for celebrity bad boys (and girls). Her client roster includes Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Paris Hilton. But like other Hollywood insiders – including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Sheen and others – Holley also appears to be a huge fan of forced arbitration, using this favorite tactic of powerful people to force less powerful people (in her case, her own clients) out of court and into often-secret hearings where bad behavior often gets veiled in secrecy and hidden away from public view.

  • Full Senate to Vote on CFPB Director Nominee This Week

    Kraninger remains wildly unqualified; Public Justice urges Senators oppose her nomination Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to be permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is due for a vote next week, and Public Justice remains firmly opposed. Kraninger is not only unqualified for the job,…

Making an Impact. Creating Change. Our 2017 Annual Report

Whether we’re bringing cutting-edge lawsuits in the courts, or mobilizing communities to support or oppose issues, nominees or legislation, Public Justice’s work has never been more necessary than it is now. We hope the voices and the stories included in this report will make you proud of what we’ve accomplished together and inspired to continue our fight for justice for all.