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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...

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...