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Acts of Love: What Color Wristband Would you Wear?

Joel’s Story:

I remember sending pink roses to my daughter Casey for Valentine’s Day. Pink was her favorite color.

On World Cancer Day, U.S. House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Bill That Violates Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Privacy

Yesterday was World Cancer Day, which was established in 2008 with the primary goal of significantly reducing illness and death caused by cancer by 2020. Several Members of Congress recognized World Cancer Day, but certain members of the House Judiciary Committee chose to mark the occasion by holding a hearing on a bill that insults and injures victims of cancer caused by asbestos. 

Looking Ahead in 2015 with the Promise to Practice Safety on the Road

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched its new Safe Driving Policy initiative to encourage AAJ members, their law firms, and their staff to promote safe driving practices on a professional and personal basis. The AAJ Safe Driving Policy was developed by AAJ member, Joel Feldman, who created the End Distracted Driving (EndDD) campaign after his daughter was killed by a distracted driver.

Change.org Drops Forced Arbitration!

Change.org prides itself on “empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see,” and now it’s leading by example. 

The popular online petition website has just dropped its forced arbitration clause from its terms and conditions.  This means that if a user has legal dispute with the company, Change.org will answer for itself in court rather than in a rigged forced arbitration system. 

According to the message on its website:

The Hidden Cost of Cyber Monday Deals: Forced Arbitration

As Forbes reported this week, “Forget Cyber Monday, It's Cyber Week.” Many companies are extending their online sales all week long, with new deals being introduced every day. But Even the best cyber deals can come with a shockingly hefty price – your constitutional right to hold the retailer accountable in court if it cheats you, delivers a bad product, or loses your personal information in a data breach.  

Petition Delivered to PNC Financial and Wells Fargo Calling on the Banks to “Revoke Their License to Steal”

Most of the Nation’s Biggest Banks Are Using Forced Arbitration to Block Ripped-Off Consumers From Their Day in Court; CFPB Can Write a Rule

Honor Our Service Members by Restoring Their Rights: Stop Forced Arbitration!

This Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces by issuing a call to preserve and strengthen laws promoting their financial security by stopping forced arbitration. Take Action 

Fact Sheet: Class Actions Are Critical to Remedy Workplace Gender Discrimination

This post was originally published by the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School and can be found here.

Fact Sheet: Class Actions Are Critical to Remedy Workplace Racial Discrimination

This post was originally published by the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School and can be found here.

Take Justice Back Launches Hall of Lawsuit Hypocrites

Every American has a Constitutional right to access justice through the courts – this right even applies to corporations and their front groups. Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Take Justice Back campaign, launched the Hall of Lawsuit Hypocrites to showcase some of the corporations and lawmakers that happily exercise their right to access the courts when they stand to benefit, but also tirelessly work to close the courthouse doors on Americans.

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