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Oct 21, 2014, 10:35 ET

AAJ Launches Hall of Lawsuit Hypocrites

Every American has a Constitutional right to access justice through the courts – this right even applies to corporations and their front...

Jul 29, 2014, 12:30 ET

Lisa Blue Baron Sworn in as President of National Trial Bar

Dallas attorney Lisa Blue Baron has been sworn in as the president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization's annual...

Jun 18, 2014, 09:00 ET

How was GM Driven to Safety?

A new report, Driven to Safety, released today by the American Association for Justice details the essential role the civil justice system played...

Apr 21, 2014, 17:23 ET

Victory for Consumer Rights: General Mills Drops Its Forced Arbitration Clause, says American Association for Justice

General Mills announced on April 19, 2014 that it removed a forced arbitration clause in its terms of service. Forced arbitration is an abusive...

Jul 24, 2013, 13:14 ET

Burton LeBlanc sworn in as President of National Trial Bar

Baton Rouge attorney Burton LeBlanc has been sworn in as the president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization's annual...

Jun 24, 2013, 14:00 ET

TODAY: Press Call on SCOTUS Bartlett Generic Drug Safety Decision

 The following is being released by the American Association for Justice: Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued another handout to the generic...

Jun 20, 2013, 13:59 ET

AAJ Statement and Press Call on SCOTUS Decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant

The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Mary Alice McLarty on today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in...

Mar 18, 2013, 14:38 ET

AAJ: Patient Safety at Risk with SCOTUS Mutual v. Bartlett

For the third time in a matter of minutes, Karen Bartlett puts drops in her eyes to substitute for the tears she no longer produces. Legally blind,...

Feb 27, 2013, 08:00 ET

SCOTUS to Decide if Corporations Can Grant Themselves Complete Immunity from Federal Laws

Corporations want a get-out-of-jail-free card for cheating small businesses and individuals The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments...

Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 ET

Trial Lawyers Launch New Campaign to Fight Corporate Efforts to Limit Justice

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched an online, grassroots campaign called "Take Justice Back" today.  The campaign hit the...

Nov 05, 2012, 12:51 ET

Supreme Court Hears Important Consumer Rights Case

Case Affects Access to Justice, Competition in the Marketplace The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case that could have...

Oct 24, 2012, 11:02 ET

Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans

New web feature highlights actions taken by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the expense of American consumers, taxpayers, businesses As the...

Aug 01, 2012, 11:41 ET

American Association for Justice Announces Mary Alice McLarty as President for 2012-2013

Mary Alice McLarty was announced as the new president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the annual convention in Chicago....

Jun 28, 2012, 14:54 ET

AAJ Response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act

The following is a statement from the American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Gary M. Paul in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's...

Jun 21, 2012, 13:47 ET

Generic Makers Enjoy Wide-Spread Immunity One Year After Supreme Court Ruling

Consumers have no day in court simply because they took generics  Carrie Scott went in to the hospital for abnormal bleeding. ...

Mar 22, 2012, 12:49 ET

AAJ Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5

Political ploy comes on the backs of injured patients The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President...

Feb 03, 2012, 13:36 ET

AAJ Response to Carlyle Dropping Forced Arbitration Clause in IPO

The Carlyle Group today announced that they are withdrawing the forced arbitration clause that was included in its proposed IPO filing to the U.S....

Feb 02, 2012, 12:32 ET

AAJ: SEC Should Reject Carlyle's Attack on Investor Rights

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reject The Carlyle Group's...

Oct 26, 2011, 09:30 ET

U.S. Chamber's Hypocrisy Exposed: Do As I Say, Not As I Sue

New report from the American Association for Justice shows hypocrisy of Institute for Legal Reform’s corporate board members that...

Jul 13, 2011, 11:04 ET

American Association for Justice Announces Gary M. Paul as President for 2011-2012

Gary M. Paul was announced as the new president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at their annual convention in New York City. Mr. Paul...