AAJ News

Friday, April 8, 2016
New Orleans— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) congratulates students from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law for winning the 2016 Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC) last Sunday in New Orleans. The winning team was Kelsey Ashworth, Rachel Holt, Katrina Mavroudis, and...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the Department of Labor’s finalization of a rule addressing conflicts of interest in retirement advice: “Too many working families have lost their hard-earned retirement savings after relying on...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Larry Tawwater on today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphekeo et. al, which overwhelmingly upheld an Iowa jury verdict against Tyson Foods for cheating its...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Larry Tawwater on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. “The President has done his job. Now it’s time for Senators to do...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Larry Tawwater on today’s passage  of the “Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016” [H.R. 3624] in the U.S. House of Representatives. If enacted, the bill would undermine the authority of states to...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Washington, DC—The Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), will hold its annual nationwide mock trial regional competitions in 14 sites across the country March 10 to 13, followed by the national finals in New Orleans March 31 to April 3....
Friday, February 19, 2016
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the present vacancy on the court: “Following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama and the...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s introduction of the “Restoring Statutory Rights Act” in the in the United States Senate. The bill, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would prohibit corporations from using forced...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Larry Tawwater on today’s markup of the “Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016” [H.R. 3624] in the in the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. If enacted, the bill would undermine the...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holding a hearing today to consider asbestos trusts and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (S. 357): “Corporations that knowingly...

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