AAJ News

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Washington, DC—Mary Alice McLarty, partner and co-founder of the McLarty Pope Firm in Dallas, Texas, was presented with the 2015 Harry Philo Award today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar. The award celebrates McLarty’s outstanding contribution to the civil...
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Washington, DC— Five members of the American Association for Justice received the association’s Trial Lawyers Care Award on Saturday, July 11, in recognition of their outstanding volunteer activities that contribute positively to the community and serve those in need. The recipients include Glenn...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s markup of the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015” [H.R. 1927] in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary: “There is absolutely nothing ‘fair’ about the...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s passage of the Womack-Graves Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations markup of the FY 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Lisa Blue on today’s release of the plan to implement the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order including the Department of Labor’s proposed guidance and the FAR Council’s proposed rule to amend...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) were joined by 57 Members of Congress in signing a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the Bureau to act swiftly in issuing new rules that would prohibit the use of forced arbitration in...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Washington, DC— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched its 2015 AAJ Leadership Academy class with 16 AAJ members selected to participate. The AAJ Leadership Academy is an AAJ Diversity Committee initiative that gives AAJ members the skills and techniques needed to become effective...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s markup of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 526) in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary: “Asbestos is still legal in the United...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Lisa Blue on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary markup of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA): “With today’s markup of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, Congress is...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. — Linda Lipsen, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (SPACE Act) by Majority Leader Kevin...

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