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Fighting for The Safety of Kids in Foster-Care System

By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist When an Ohio couple began adopting high-risk foster children, social services flagged them as a “go-to family.” That couple’s abuse of those children could have been stopped. Witnesses at the criminal trial of Michael and Sharen Gravelle for the abuse of…

Important Victory for Bullying Victims Everywhere

Graffiti photographed by security at Pine Bush High School. By Adele Kimmel Senior Attorney  Today, a federal court put all schools on notice that they can’t ignore severe harassment and, if they do, they risk being held accountable in court. What does the law require…

Do You Know Your Credit Score? It Might Not Be Accurate

photo credit: LendingMemo via photopin cc By Gabriel HopkinsThornton-Robb Attorney Say you want to refinance your mortgage, or take one out. Or you want to buy a car. Better know your credit score, right? Good information to have so you can shop around and get…

Forced Arbitration Violates Tea Party Principles

photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography via photopin cc By Paul Bland  Executive Director It is an ongoing mystery to me that the issue of forced arbitration has been politically polarized at the level of elected officials. Polling data shows that Republican and Democratic voters both…

Public Justice Litigates Coal Ash Disposal: An Explainer

photo credit: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via photopin cc Public Justice’s Coal Ash Litigation Project, part of our Environmental Enforcement Project, protects communities and wildlife from toxic pollution, and forces coal companies to confront and pay the full cost of the damage they do. Here’s a…

Countering Nursing Homes’ Bogus Argument To Keep Negligence Hidden

photo credit: consumerfriendly via photopin cc AKA Why Arbitration Contracts are Not Medical Decisions By Jennifer BennettBudd-Kazan Attorney Arbitration is not health care. Seems obvious, right? “Just take two arbitration and call me in the morning,” said no doctor ever. And yet nursing homes across the…