AAJ News

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...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice today commended a new report exposing the Bush Administration’s unprecedented campaign to preempt state authority, weaken regulatory scrutiny, and protect corporate wrongdoing. This campaign impacts crucial health and safety regulations designed...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Washington, DC—Two years after Hurricane Katrina decimated the homes of thousands of Gulf Coast residents, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) today released a report exposing how insurance companies systematically denied paying policyholders fair and just claims following this and other...
Friday, July 27, 2007
Washington, DC—Jon Haber, CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), issued this statement upon Congress’ successful passage of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. “AAJ commends Congress for today passing a vital piece of legislation that guarantees access...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Washington, DC—Minneapolis attorney Kathleen Flynn Peterson, one of the nation’s top litigators in the field of medical malpractice, has been elected President of the American Association for Justice for 2007–2008. Flynn Peterson was chosen to lead the 52,000-member organization, the world’s...
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Washington, DC—Five candidates for the Democratic nomination for President appeared today at a forum hosted by the American Association for Justice. The five candidates—Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), Hillary Clinton (D-New York), former Senator John Edwards, Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois),...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Washington, DC—A national poll of 2008 voters by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. reveals significant anxiety concerning corporate misconduct and large support among voters for a strong civil justice system to ensure corporate accountability and fairness. A memorandum summarizing the poll’s...

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