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JP Morgan fails to avoid a record data breach but will it evade accountability?

JP Morgan Chase, one of Wall Street’s most powerful banks, has just suffered a massive data breach affecting more than 70 million consumers, The New York Times reported yesterday.

Court Records in Trinity Guardrail Whistleblower Case May Be Unsealed

By Leah Nicholls & Leslie Brueckner

Today we have both good news and bad news about our motion to unseal the court records in Harman v. Trinity, a federal whistleblower case involving defective highway guardrails.

First, the good news:

Asbestos Corporation and Its Defense Lawyers to Face Justice for Destroying Evidence

Asbestos victims have been granted access to justice after presenting evidence that a corporate defense firm enabled its client to hide and destroy documents that showed their product contained deadly asbestos, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on September 3, 2014. 

Huffington Post Not So Progressive Anymore – Adds Forced Arbitration to Terms of Service

When The Huffington Post launched in 2005, it was embraced as a progressive alternative to conservative online media.  Now, following its sale to AOL, the liberal answer to Drudge has officially gone corporate.

Court Holds Garlock Accountable for Reckless Disregard of Americans’ Health and Safety in Decades-Long Asbestos Cover-up

Dayton Dexter worked as a pipefitter for almost forty years, and nearly every work day, he was exposed to asbestos manufactured by Garlock Sealing Technologies. As a result, he developed lung cancer, which he tragically succumbed to in 2004.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls on Congress to Grant Corporations a License to Steal from American Taxpayers

Corporations will stop at nothing to hide their wrongdoing from the public, but they often can’t hide it from their employees. Because of their access to information, whistleblowers are among the best resources to hold corporations accountable when they steal from American taxpayers by defrauding the U.S. Government.

New York Attorney General Report Sheds Light on Massive Data Breach Crisis – But Consumers Can Do Little To Hold Corporations Accountable

With the ubiquitous use of credit cards, online purchases, and a myriad of other electronic transactions, American consumers can do little to prevent their personal and financial information from ending up on the Corporate Cloud. Instead, it’s up to the corporations to protect consumers’ information – but the almost daily reports of data breaches suggest that they are failing to take necessary precautions.

Consumer Groups Call Out Microsoft for Use of Forced Arbitration

This week, Microsoft hosted its Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. Microsoft has long used forced arbitration against its customers, so a coalition of DC-based consumer advocacy groups crashed the convention to educate the public and attendees about this abusive practice.

Military Consumer Protection Day Renews Call To Restore Servicemembers’ Access To Justice

Today, a coalition of state Attorneys General, government entities, and advocates for servicemembers and consumers will observe Military Consumer Protection Day.

GM Victim Compensation Fund

The civil justice system exposed GM’s decade-long corporate cover-up and as the public and Congress demand full accountability, GM must honor its commitment 'to do the right thing' by fully compensating all victims for their losses and not impeding victims’ access to justice through the courts.

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