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Oct 14, 2015, 12:30 ET Consumer Groups, Coalition, Rep. Waxman Call for an End to Forced Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should prevent nursing homes from taking away the legal rights of their residents through the...


Sep 17, 2015, 01:32 ET If You Like Your Constitutional Rights, It's Time to Fight for Them

The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Larry A. Tawwater on Constitution Day, September 17, 2015: "People ...


Jul 14, 2015, 04:29 ET Larry Tawwater Sworn in as President of National Trial Bar

Oklahoma City, Okla., attorney Larry Tawwater has been sworn in as the president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization's...


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 groups....


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 in...


Apr 21, 2014, 05:23 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, 01:14 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, 02:00 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 drug...


Jun 20, 2013, 01:59 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, 02:38 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

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case that could provide corporations with unfettered power to evade federal laws by...


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 ground...


Nov 05, 2012, 12:51 ET Supreme Court Hears Important Consumer Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case that could have serious implications for consumers' access to justice and their right to...


Oct 24, 2012, 11:02 ET Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans

As the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) holds its annual policy parade on how to eliminate Americans' rights, the American Association ...


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. McLarty will ...


Jun 28, 2012, 02:54 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 decision...


Jun 21, 2012, 01:47 ET Generic Makers Enjoy Wide-Spread Immunity One Year After Supreme Court Ruling

Carrie Scott went in to the hospital for abnormal bleeding. Days later she returned home without her hand and forearm. The generic form of Phenergan...


Mar 22, 2012, 12:49 ET AAJ Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5

The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Gary M. Paul in response to the House passage of "medical...


Feb 03, 2012, 01:36 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 attempt to ...


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...


Jun 23, 2011, 02:01 ET Generic Drug Decision Disastrous to Patient Safety

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Pliva v. Mensing is a disastrous outcome for patient safety, giving generic drug companies legal immunity when ...


May 23, 2011, 10:30 ET American Association for Justice: Widespread Opposition to H.R. 5 Grows

Randy E. Barnett, one of the nation's leading constitutional law scholars and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, penned an op-ed in the...


Feb 08, 2011, 10:38 ET New Primer Separates Myth and Facts of Medical Negligence and Patient Safety

As the House Judiciary Committee prepares for tomorrow's markup of its extreme medical liability bill, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) is...