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American Apparel Hides Sexual Harassment and More through Mandatory Arbitration

American Apparel arbitration clause via Jezebel. By Arthur Bryant Chairman An eye-opening piece by Stephen Davidoff Solomon in The New York Times highlights a huge, unappreciated danger of corporations requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration “agreements” to get or keep their jobs – hiding outrageous…

Coal Mining Industry Is Having a Bummer of a Summer in the Federal Courts

This summer’s developments have rebuked the industry’s “Yes, Coal” message. By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project Rather than clean up the pollution caused by mining and burning coal, the coal industry has long denied that any serious environmental harm is occurring. It has also…

Fight Against Deceptive Lending in Michigan To Continue

Motion for arbitration denied; Plaintiffs paid exorbitant interest due to hidden provision Thomas Hawk via photopin cc By Aidan O’Shea Communications Specialist When Eboree Larkin, a 25-year-old single mother, accepted a 25 percent Annual Percentage Rate on her used-car payments, she expected the APR to be just that:…

POM Wonderful Victory for Consumers

photo credit: Fruitnet.com via photopin cc By Leslie A. Brueckner, Senior Attorney Leah Nicholls, Kazan-Budd Attorney It’s clear that the U.S. Supreme Court is about as pro-business as one can imagine. But something strange happened recently: The Court issued a unanimous ruling that will actually…

“Natural” Food: Take That With A Grain of Salt

Image via foodnavigator-usa. By Leslie Brueckner Senior Attorney What do you think when you see the word “natural” prominently displayed on a package of chicken breasts?  If you are like me, you assume it means that the hen was raised without antibiotics, artificial growth hormones,…

Paul Bland Discusses SCOTUS Ruling Limiting EPA Regulatory Powers

In this TheRealNews video, Public Justice Executive Director Paul Bland discusses the implications for the environment and climate change of the recent Supreme Court decision that will limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power. He spoke alongside Ecowatch‘s Stefanie Spear.