AAJ News

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Washington, DC—The Defense Department Inspector General’s action today declining to investigate the case of former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones smacks of a conspiracy to keep the truth locked away in a proverbial shipping container—just as she was. We hope the Justice Department...
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Washington, DC—On November 13th, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane J. Larsen declared the 2005 Illinois medical malpractice “reform” statute, which capped noneconomic damages, violated the Illinois Constitution. The ruling came in the case of Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which had been...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Washington, DC—A 2005 Illinois law establishing caps on medical malpractice awards caps was declared unconstitutional on November 13th.   On Tuesday November 13th, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Law led by its president Bob Peck, working with Chicago attorneys and AAJ members Todd...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Washington, DC—On November 13th, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane J. Larsen declared the 2005 Illinois medical malpractice “reform” statute, which capped noneconomic damages, violated the Illinois Constitution. The ruling came in the case of Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which had been...
Friday, November 9, 2007
Washington, DC—American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Jon Haber made the following statement today, following the announcement that an agreement between drugmaker Merck and attorneys for thousands of Vioxx victims has been reached: From 1999 to 2004, when it was pulled from the market, Merck...
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Washington, DC—Failing to protect the safety and health of America’s children, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Nancy Nord should immediately resign, the American Association for Justice said today. “More than 13 million recalled toys on the market should never have been there in the...
Monday, November 5, 2007
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today declared that the Bush Administration must end its effort to prohibit railway accident victims from pursuing legal action against railroad companies responsible for their injury or death. The latest proposed federal railroad safety...
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Washington, DC—When Annapolis couple Deborah Williams and Richard Welshans invested more than $1 million in 2004 into starting up their Coffee Beanery franchise coffee shop, buried deep in contract with the Michigan corporation was a clause that all disputes would be settled by “Binding Mandatory...
Monday, October 1, 2007
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today demanded the Bush Administration halt its effort to prohibit railway accident victims from pursuing legal action against railroad companies responsible for their injury or death. Addition of this preemptive language by the Federal...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Washington, DC— A groundbreaking new report on health courts by Case Western Reserve University professors Max Mehlman and Dale Nance finds that health courts would be burdensome, prohibitively expensive and would come at the expense of injured patients. The report prepared under a grant from the...

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