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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Washington, DC—Contrary to Robert Novak’s 2/18/08 column, the trial bar did not lobby on the wiretapping bill or request support of either side.  Mr. Novak’s lack of fact checking cheapens the debate over our national security.  The debate over surveillance law should be centered on finding the...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today demanded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdraw a proposed rule that would allow drug companies to claim immunity for failing to warn patients of potential drug hazards. The rule directly contradicts congressional intent that...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the highly anticipated securities fraud case, Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Leading up to the Court’s decision, experts speculated the case would deliver a devastating blow to victims of securities fraud by...
Monday, January 14, 2008
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has appointed Cecelia Prewett to the newly created position of Vice President, Strategic Communications. Prewett will manage the day-to-day operations of the War Room and will be AAJ’s chief communications strategist. Prewett joins the...
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Washington, DC—The American Tort Reform Association’s (ATRA) and the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest’s (CMPI) so-called study on legal websites is laughable at best.  ATRA and CMPI should be ashamed to issue a report whose dubious methodology consists of nothing but Google searches....
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
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—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...

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