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Jan 09, 2013, 15:22 ET
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RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Funding on Toyota Motor Corp. Settlements

Toyota Motor Corp. announced it is going to pay $1.4 billion to settle lawsuits over its car acceleration problem. This acceleration issue caused...

Jan 04, 2013, 15:49 ET
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RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Lawsuit Financing on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Settlements

 Tobacco companies are at the center of litigation once again with victims who have been harmed by their products seeking justice and...

Dec 12, 2012, 15:12 ET
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Settlement Amounts Approved in Australian DePuy Litigation Suggest U.S. Settlements Approaching; RD Legal Funding Supports DePuy Attorneys with Post-Settlement Financing

 Settlement amounts have been approved for the DePuy Hip Implant litigants in Australia, fueling hopes that U.S. settlements are nearing. The...

Dec 12, 2012, 11:28 ET

United States Senate Hearing To Focus on Ending The "School-to-Prison Pipeline"

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Encourages Strong Federal Legislative Effort To Address School Discipline Policies The NAACP Legal Defense and...

Dec 10, 2012, 16:27 ET
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RD Legal Offers Lawsuit Funding to Plaintiff's Attorneys with Hot Fuel MDL Settlements

 The "Hot Fuel" lawsuits may finally be reaching their end after Kansas Federal Judge Kathryn H. Vratil preliminarily approved seven amended...

Dec 03, 2012, 13:58 ET

Civil Rights Attorneys: EEOC Finds Wet Seal Discriminated Against African-American Class Action Plaintiff

Corporate Officials Instructed Managers to Make Employment Decisions Based on Race The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has...

Nov 14, 2012, 15:08 ET
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Bayer Settles 3,490 Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits with More Than 8,000 Remaining

Bayer has spent about $750 million to settle 3,490 lawsuits, half of the cases lodged by Yasmin™ and YAZ™ oral contraceptives...

Nov 09, 2012, 16:39 ET

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Strike Down the Heart of Voting Rights Act

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Warns of Clear and Persisting Threats to Minority Voter Access and Equality  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court...

Oct 10, 2012, 15:23 ET

NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF): Federal Court Rejects South Carolina's Restrictive Voter ID Law for November Election; Allows Implementation in 2013

In a significant voting rights development, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected South Carolina's...

Oct 10, 2012, 14:21 ET

Statement of Debo P. Adegbile, Acting President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund after the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument in College Diversity Case

 Fisher v. University of Texas at Issue  The University of Texas and the United States made a compelling case before the U.S....

Oct 04, 2012, 17:18 ET

Court Upholds Claims of Unlawful Trespass Stops and Arrests in Public Housing

 Today, a federal court rejected the City of New York (City)'s and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s attempt to dismiss claims that the...

Sep 27, 2012, 15:30 ET

NAACP Legal Defense Fund, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College File Complaint Challenging Admissions Process at NYC Public Specialized High Schools

NYCDOE Never Validated Test; Blacks and Latinos Excluded from Elite Schools  Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), LatinoJustice...

Sep 11, 2012, 16:05 ET
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First of Thousands of DePuy Hip Replacement Suits Settled, RD Legal Funding to Assist Device Failure Plaintiffs

The first three lawsuits over the failure of DePuy Orthopedic, Inc.'s ASR hip implants have been settled for $600,000, but the Johnson &...

Aug 30, 2012, 16:42 ET

Federal Court Blocks Discriminatory Texas Voter ID Law

Statements by NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund  Statement of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which...

Aug 14, 2012, 15:11 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Settlement Financing to Whistleblowers

 Whistleblowers face a tough predicament. They are praised for their bravery in exposing corruption, yet are often viewed by their peers as...

Jul 26, 2012, 15:12 ET
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RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Financing to Plaintiff's Attorneys with JP Morgan Chase Settlements

 JP Morgan Chase has finally settled a three year old lawsuit for $100 million. However, disbursement of settlement funds to plaintiff's...

Jul 24, 2012, 15:08 ET
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RD Legal Funding Provides Immediate Settlement Financing to Growing Number of Yaz and Yasmin Plaintiffs

Bayer, the German chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer, has settled another 1000 Yaz and Yasmin related lawsuits since the April report,...

Jul 17, 2012, 15:12 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Settlement Financing to Plaintiff's Attorneys with TFT-LCD Settlements

 The TFT-LCD class action lawsuit has finally come to a close, with a record $1.1 billion settlement. For plaintiff's attorneys involved with...

Jul 12, 2012, 15:16 ET

LDF: Wet Seal Clothing Store Chain Executives Fire African-American Employees For Sake of "Diversity" and "Brand Image"

Shocking Allegations in Federal Discrimination Class Action Filed Today  A national class action lawsuit filed today charges that top...

Jul 10, 2012, 15:08 ET
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Relief from Menopause Symptoms Short-lived for Prempro Women Suffering from Cancers

Prempro promised women relief from menopause symptoms, but the relief was short-lived for the estimated 10,000 plaintiffs who developed breast...