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Jun 28, 2012, 12:34 ET

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

 Today's Supreme Court decision in National Independent Federation of Business, et al. v. Sebelius, upholds key provisions of the Affordable...

Jun 26, 2012, 15:05 ET
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FEMA Trailer Litigation Attorneys Offered Immediate Settlement Funding

 FEMA trailer manufacturers will pay $43 million to sick hurricane victims who resided in trailers the companies knew posed health hazards....

Jun 25, 2012, 18:58 ET

LDF Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences For Children

Today, the United States Supreme Court banned the imposition of mandatory life without parole sentences for children who were 17 or younger at the...

Jun 21, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Zadroga Act Expanded to Cover 50 Different Types of Cancer

 Time is running out for many 9/11 First Responders whose cancers will now be covered in the expanded Zadroga Act. "They need to move fast....

Jun 20, 2012, 13:30 ET

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Florida Voter Purge is Just "the Tip of the Iceberg"

Federal Court Hearing in DC Thursday on Florida's Plan to Significantly Reduce the Early Voting Period and Discourage Registration Drive...

May 21, 2012, 19:23 ET

LDF Welcomes Confirmation of Paul Watford to the U.S. Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds the U.S. Senate's vote this afternoon to confirm Paul Watford to the U.S. Court...

May 18, 2012, 14:27 ET

LDF Successfully Defends the Heart of the Voting Rights Act

Federal Court Upholds Key Provisions Protecting Minority Voters  Today, for the second time in the past year, a federal court in...

May 17, 2012, 17:01 ET

58 Years: Fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education

Fifty eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued perhaps the most important decision in its history.  In Brown v. Board of Education, the...

May 11, 2012, 15:30 ET
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Today Marks Deadline for Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation Claims

 Today is the last day to file claims under the historic Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation case. Settlements will not be awarded until...

May 04, 2012, 11:33 ET

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund: Voting Rights Advocates Win Important Legal Victory

Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana's public assistance agency clients—the...

May 03, 2012, 15:10 ET
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BP Oil Spill Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval, RD Legal Funding to Provide Settlement Funding to Attorneys & Plaintiffs

 Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted preliminary approval of the BP oil spill settlement, which includes the medical...

May 02, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Yaz and Yasmin Litigants Offered Settlement Funding by RD Legal Funding

 Deadlines for lawsuits over side effects of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin have been moved back another 90 days, the third time...

Apr 26, 2012, 15:35 ET

LDF Applauds New EEOC Guidelines That Expand Workplace Opportunity


Apr 24, 2012, 15:10 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Settlement Funding to BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs and Attorneys Facing Further Threats to Gulf Fishing Areas

 The two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill was marked by additional delays in the settlement of ongoing litigation and reports of new...

Apr 13, 2012, 16:52 ET

The HNBA Legal Education Fund Holds Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon and Announces National Scholarship Program for Hispanic Law Students

 Yesterday, The HNBA Legal Education Fund ("The Fund") held its Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon in Portland, Oregon where it announced the...

Apr 10, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Hispanic Farmers Facing Financial Hardship Offered Lawsuit Financing by RD Legal Funding

 Qualified Hispanic American farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) between 1981 and...

Mar 30, 2012, 08:47 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against South Carolina's Discriminatory Photo ID Law

 Today, the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and individual Black college students moved to join a lawsuit to prevent the...

Mar 29, 2012, 15:00 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Lawsuit Financing to Plaintiff Attorneys with Avandia Settlements

 Even after published studies described Avandia's dangerous side effects, Type 2 diabetes sufferers, who are at the highest risk of...

Mar 27, 2012, 15:30 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Financial Assistance to American Women Farmers Facing Financial Hardship Until USDA Settlements Received

American women farmers who were discriminated against by the USDA will soon have a process for settling their claims out-of-court.  However...

Mar 23, 2012, 00:40 ET

John Payton In Memoriam: 1946 - 2012

John Payton, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and a tireless advocate for justice,...