For Immediate Release: October 27, 2015

AAJ Lauds Report Showing Importance of Class Action Lawsuits in Fighting Consumer Rip-Offs

Ben Somberg

Washington, DCThe 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 accountable. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the lobbying group for the biggest corporations, wants a way to let manufacturers and other businesses cheat consumers and get away with it. These corporations want Congress to pass a law (the so-called Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act) that would allow them to sell consumers defective products and not be held accountable.

A new study from Public Citizen debunks the Chamber’s own arguments in support of the bill and shows that class actions are a powerful tool for combating corporate wrongdoing and consumers who have been ripped-off. Here’s something else to debunk: Businesses who think they can get away with rip-offs by tipping the playing field in their favor.”


The American Association for Justice works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. Visit