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No ACA Replacement Yet, But Congress Has A Master Plan to Take Away Patients' Right

This is not exactly progress. The "Protecting Access to Care Act" (H.R. 1215) doesn't actually help anyone get safe, affordable health care, but it does a bunch of other stuff nobody asked for -- especially health care consumers and anyone who hates brazen federal power grabs. 

Congress' First Move: Bail out Wells Fargo, Samsung, and VW

Tort reformers in Congress are pushing a new bill that would scale back the ability of large groups of consumers to band together and sue businesses. The so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" (H.R. 985) is anything but fair to Americans.

“If this bill becomes law, it will deny justice to Americans who suffer from financial fraud and deceptive scams, massive civil and human rights violations, or unsafe products and toxic workplaces that cause horrific injuries and deaths.” said Linda Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice.

Robot Driver, Human Fall Guy

If a robot car crashes, who should take the blame? The human, even if they’re not actually driving? The car manufacturer? The software designer?

Forced Arbitration: How Corporations Bully Americans

It’s estimated that as many as half a billion forced arbitration clauses are buried in the fine print of everything from credit card agreements, bank accounts, student loans, children’s breakfast cereals, even Starbucks gift

Opportunities to Develop the Skills to Take Justice Back

(Editor's note: the following blog was written by Jerry O'Neill, co-chair of the Board of the National College of Advocay at the American Association for Justice)

Forced into Arbitration, Consumers Ready to Take Justice Back

(Editor's note: The following blog is from AAJ President, Larry Tawwater)

Working Together to Take Justice Back

(Editor's note: The following blog is from Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice)

The Ongoing Fight Over Dangerous Recalled Cars

At least 11 people have now been killed in incidents involving Takata airbags, which can send shrapnel into the driver when the devices malfunction. Huma Hanif, a 17-year-old Texas woman, was the most recent victim.

Generic Drug Manufacturers Escape Accountability, with Deadly Results

Emily Mitchell, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, had no reason to believe her newborn baby had any health problems. The sonograms had been normal. But her son, Lucian, was born with severe heart defects. He died one week later. 

Forced Arbitration Steals the Rights of Those Who Serve

When the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces are deployed they should not have to worry about certain burdens at home, such as losing their civilian jobs or suffering abuses and frauds by financial corporations.


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