For Immediate Release: September 30, 2015

AAJ Trumpets Work to Protect Consumers from Corporate Scams and Corporate Abuse

Contact:
Ben Somberg
Email:
ben.somberg@justice.org
Phone:
202-965-6645

Washington, DCThe following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to a report issued today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform:

"We want to thank the Chamber for highlighting the hard work the American Association for Justice and trial lawyers across the country do every day to help protect consumers from the corporate scams and abuses of Wall Street and multinational corporations who put their bottom lines over consumer safety. From tobacco to asbestos, the Chamber has never met a defective product they didn’t like and have lobbied for decades to change the rules so they can’t be held accountable by the public.  

Last week, we saw the CEO of the Peanut Corporation of America receive a 28-year prison sentence for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, and now we’re working with our allies to stop a Chamber-backed bill in Congress that would immunize Volkswagen for knowingly defrauding its consumers. What the report details so well is that the American Association for Justice is fighting for a world with more accountability, less injury, and more justice for consumers.” 

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