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Generic drugs make up 80% of all prescriptions filled in the United States. But generic drug manufacturers cannot independently update their labels to warn of new side-effects and cannot be held accountable if their drugs injure or kill Americans.

AAJ President Sounds Off On Forced Arbitration

 On Wednesday, Oct. 25, American Association for Justice president Burton LeBlanc appeared on the Ed Schultz Radio Show with guest host Mike Papantonio to discuss the dangers forced arbitration can have on small businesses and consumers. 

Wait...I Agreed to What?

Most Americans don't realize they've forfeited their legal rights until it is too late. Buried in the fine print of many contracts are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice. Do you use a credit card? Then you have probably “agreed” to forced arbitration. What happens if you catch the bank stealing your money with phony interest fees? See if you can hold it accountable.

Take the time to see how consumers can become trapped in the forced arbitration maze by clicking the picture above. 

Georgia-Pacific Reports Show Corporations Can't Be Trusted

Earlier this week, the Center for Public Integrity published an exposé detailing the deceptive research program Georgia-Pacific funded to avoid accountability for their asbestos-containing joint compound.

Wisconsin Bill To Deny Justice for Asbestos Victims

Last week, Jason Johns, executive director of the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network, wrote an op-ed in The Cap Times about how Senate Bill 13 will deny justice for people affected by asbestos in Wisconsin.

Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Win for Americans

In a breakthrough win for Americans, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with high school teacher Michael Siopes over health care conglomerate Kaiser Health.

Constitution Day Special: Brought To You By The 7th

In honor of Constitution Day, we are highlighting seven ways the 7th Amendment has made America safer.

For those of you without a pocket Constitution, the 7th Amendment is your right to a trial by jury.  It allows you to access the civil justice system and hold corporations accountable when they injure and kill innocent Americans, pollute our environment and endanger our children.  As we know all too well, if no one is accountable, no one is safe.

Vulnerable Nursing Home Patients Need Ability to Sue in Court as Government Agencies Fail to Protect Them

This post was originally published on Public Justice’s blog and can be found here.

By Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney, Public Justice 

According to a new report just released by the Center for Investigative Reporting and reported by KQED, the failure of California regulators to adequately investigate and pursue claims of abuse and misconduct by nursing assistants and health aids is “putting the elderly, sick, and disabled at risk.” In fact, the regulators that are charged with protecting vulnerable patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are either conducting “cursory and indifferent” investigations, or simply closing cases without taking any action at all. The report underscores how critically important it is for people to have the ability to sue when loved ones are harmed by nursing home neglect—or worse.

BP Up To Its Old Tricks: Backpedaling & Blaming Victims

Two weeks ago we told you how BP is actually trying to paint themselves as the real victim of their massive oil spill. They underestimated the damage they inflicted on the Gulf, and now they're trying to backpedal out of the oil spill settlement agreement their own corporate lawyers wrote.  

The attacks have continued. BP is blaming the Judge, claims administrator, accountants and lawyers. Worse, BP is blaming the people and businesses of the Gulf. According to BP, the innocent party is BP itself.  

USA Today Piece Highlights Medical Errors

When you go to the hospital, they have your medical records - but does it work in reverse? Do you have your hospital’s safety records? Today’s front page article in USA Today highlights a very scary and real health crisis: 

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