AAJ News

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...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, which held that defendants cannot eliminate lawsuits by merely offering settlements to individual...
Friday, January 8, 2016
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act: “If I said Congress was considering...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Washington, DC—Professional and amateur sports leagues have finally begun to make key changes to protect players against traumatic brain injuries, largely as a result of major litigation against the National Football League (NFL) and other organizations, according to a new report by the American...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Washington, DC— Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) issued the following statement on Congress’s development of the annual federal budget: “Big corporations are pushing Congress to use the federal budget to undo laws that protect our safety and ensure accountability....
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to a New York Times investigation of forced arbitration: Forced arbitration is a corporate bullying tactic designed to kick people out of court and eliminate their right to seek justice. It’s a rigged...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen welcoming Public Citizen’s publication today of a report, The Fiction of the “No-Injury” Class Action: “When corporations sell consumers defective products, we need to be able to hold them...

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