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Monday, February 24, 2020
Washington, DC – During the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Winter Convention, held this year in New Orleans, AAJ members volunteered their time in the city by assisting Covenant House, a non-profit organization founded to address youth homelessness in New Orleans. “Covenant House offers...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5801, the Removal Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2020, the first bill to address “snap removal,” a procedural tactic which clogs federal courts with state cases. This wayward practice is the...
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Rob Jackson’s announcement that he will leave the SEC on February 14th to return to teaching: “A tireless champion for policies...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vote to rescind its position on forced arbitration: “EEOC’s rescission of its policy against forced arbitration for bias claims is a...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy hearing on Examining Carcinogens in Talc and the Best Methods for Asbestos Detection: “AAJ commends...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts hearing addressing “snap removal,” the quick removal by a resident corporate defendant to a federal court...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Washington, DC—Today, the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Capitol Hill to look at commercial and passenger vessel safety. Subcommittee witness Paul Sterbcow, an attorney who represents victims of maritime catastrophe, encouraged Congress to exercise...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding Amtrak’s use of forced arbitration raised at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hearing: “AAJ commends the Committee members who...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1423, The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR), that would end forced arbitration: “The House of Representatives passed historic legislation...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Justice for Servicemembers Act, a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the use of forced arbitration on servicemembers when they enforce their rights under...

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