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  • Report details demise of class actions Tuesday, May 7, 2013 � by jg

    Center for Justice & Democracy: A new white paper details “the slow demise of class actions in America.”

  • New film explores pro-corporate bias of U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, October 3, 2012 � by jg

    “Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court,” a new film from the Alliance for Justice “explores the growing pro-corporate bias in key Court decisions and their real-world impact on ordinary Americans.”

  • What’s at stake in the dispute over class action lawsuits Monday, November 8, 2010 � by jg

    San Francisco Chronicle: Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick writes, “If people don’t sue, businesses know they can cheat people out of small amounts with impunity. Class actions band individuals together so businesses cannot escape accountability.”

  • U.S. Supreme Court could take away “the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy” Friday, November 5, 2010 � by jg

    Los Angeles Times: Columnist David Lazarus previews a case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, in which such businesses as credit card issuers, cell phone providers and cable TV companies want the ability to bar consumers from filing class-action lawsuits.

  • Tackling the Tormentors – California non-profit holds violators of human rights accountable Friday, October 8, 2010 � by chris

    When Mohamed Ali Samantar came to the United States from war-torn Somalia in 1997, he hoped to live quietly in retirement in suburban Virginia. But thanks to a little-known San Francisco human rights group, the former Somali official instead became the focus of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court human rights case.

  • “Beware the arbitration clause” Monday, June 28, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times editorial: “Businesses love these provisions, because arbitrators act quickly and almost always rule in their favor.”

  • The civil justice system and holding corporate wrongdoers accountable Wednesday, June 23, 2010 � by jg

    “Limiting the legal and financial responsibility of corporate wrongdoers is a bad idea in the best of times. But in times like these–when corporate malfeasance is waxing and government oversight is waning–it is almost unthinkable.”