AAJ News

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...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Washington, DC—Jon Haber, CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), issued this statement upon today’s introduction of the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. “We commend Senator Feingold and Rep. Johnson for introducing the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. Mandatory arbitration prevents...
Monday, June 25, 2007
Washington, DC—Following the verdict in favor of the Chung family, American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Jon Haber issued this statement: “A multi-million dollar lawsuit over a pair of pants was both ridiculous and offensive to our values. Our civil justice system must be reserved for those...
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Washington, DC—American Association for Justice (AAJ) Chief Executive Officer Jon Haber today issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Tellabs Inc. v. Makor Issues and Rights Ltd.  “At a time when many Americans depend upon investments for their savings and retirement, the...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Washington, DC— President Bush betrayed investors and damaged American markets by pressuring Solicitor General Paul Clement to steer clear of a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that may still provide shareholders with enhanced tools to hold negligent CEOs accountable for misconduct. “This outrage is...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Washington, DC— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today released a report revealing the medical malpractice insurance industry has been price-gouging doctors through excessive premiums and needlessly contributing to the growing cost of healthcare. Written by former Missouri Insurance...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Washington, DC—The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reconsider its decision not to require automobile manufacturers to install roll stability control in motor vehicles in light of the device’s potential to reduce...

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