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Public Justice

Bullying and the Law: What Families Need to Know

By Adele Kimmel, Managing Attorney What legal options do bullying victims have when their schools fail to take appropriate steps to protect them? This is exactly what I’ll be talking about tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern Time as part of The BULLY Project’s conference call…

Dropbox’s Forced Arbitration Clause And the Phony Opt-Out Term

By Paul Bland, Senior Attorney So a couple of weeks ago, Dropbox (a company that provides an on-line service for storing and sharing files) adopted a forced arbitration policy as one of its Terms of Service. This means that if you’re a Dropbox customer, and…

Is Cheating Moot if You’re Offered Chump Change?

By Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney It would be a pretty funny argument if companies weren’t using it to avoid being held accountable. Basically companies are saying, we’ll offer you $1 to stop complaining that we made $1 million by breaking the law. And just offering…

Nemphos v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., et al.

When Michelle Nemphos’ daughter’s adult teeth started erupting, she was dismayed to see very bright white spots on her teeth. And Nemphos was surprised because she had been careful to ensure her daughter had almost exclusively fluoridated water from the time she was an infant…

Settlement Provides Clean Water, New Data in Factory Dairy Cases

First successful use of RCRA offers hope for widespread reforms at factory dairies A Washington State industrialized dairy has agreed to settle a federal environmental lawsuit against it, saying it would go bankrupt if the suit went forward. The settlement is significant in that it…

Court Says Scammed Customers Cannot Be Forced into Arbitration

By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist In a case regarding a car dealership that misrepresented and marked up a fee in its contracts with customers, the Florida First District Court of Appeal has now written a thorough opinion outlining the reasons why those customers taking part in a class…

Sexual Assault: Why Schools Need Their Own Call To Action

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney Nothing was done.  That is the message that permeates every aspect of the story of Sasha Menu Courey, a female student from the University of Missouri.  Prior to an alleged sexual assault, Menu Courey was a 4.0 student and a…

Brutality That Threatens Our Food Supply

Humane Society’s undercover investigation reveals revolting abuse all for profits By Jessica Culpepper, Food Safety & Health Attorney Today the Humane Society of the United States revealed horrific abuse to calves and an active threat to our food supply in its undercover investigation at Catelli Brothers…

Wireless Provider Gets What It Wanted; Now It’s Sorry

By Spencer Wilson, Brayton-Thornton Attorney Consumers walked away with a quiet but important victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in Southern Communications v. Thomas. This decision will allow a group of consumers to pursue their claims against their wireless service provider, Southern Communications,…