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Washington Update - September 2022
Sep 19, 2022

Washington Update - September 2022

Washington Update By Linda A. Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice As you all know, trial lawyers representing clients on a contingency-fee basis cannot deduct expenses until a case resolves, which can take many years. AAJ has been fighting tirel

AAJ Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of SPEAK Out Act
Sep 15, 2022

AAJ Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of SPEAK Out Act

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Tad Thomas on the passage of S. 4524, the SPEAK OUT Act, which limits the enforceability of certain non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses agai

Report: Big Banks Beat Americans More Than 98% of the Time in Rigged Forced Arbitration
Sep 14, 2022

Report: Big Banks Beat Americans More Than 98% of the Time in Rigged Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC — American consumers seeking justice and accountability against a bank have an incredibly low success rate, and unbelievably, sometimes must pay additional money to the bank, according to a new analysis of forced arbitration data by

AAJ Commends President Biden and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Nomination of Arun Subramanian for SDNY
Sep 12, 2022

AAJ Commends President Biden and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Nomination of Arun Subramanian for SDNY

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen on the nomination of Arun Subramanian for United States District Court for the Southern District of New York: "We applaud President Joe Biden,

AAJ Publications Win Multiple Industry Awards
Aug 30, 2022

AAJ Publications Win Multiple Industry Awards

Washington, D.C. -- Trial magazine—the flagship publication of the American Association for Justice (AAJ)—and its twice-monthly online supplement Trial News recently earned several major awards for writing, photography and editorial

Congress Provides Pathway to Justice to Veterans Following AAJ’s Advocacy
Aug 02, 2022

Congress Provides Pathway to Justice to Veterans Following AAJ’s Advocacy

Washington, DC – After decades of facing closed courthouse doors, veterans and their surviving family members who were exposed to toxic contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, will

Washington Update - August 2022
Aug 01, 2022

Washington Update - August 2022

Washington Update By Linda A. Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice I have some wonderful news to share. I am pleased to report that President Biden, on Wednesday, August 10, signed into law the Honoring our PACT Act, which includes the Camp Lejeu

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements at 2022 Annual Convention
Jul 20, 2022

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements at 2022 Annual Convention

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) Immediate Past President Navan Ward acknowledging the dedicated AAJ members who were recognized during the 2022 Annual Convention: "Congratulations to my fell

Tad Thomas Sworn in as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar
Jul 19, 2022

Tad Thomas Sworn in as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is pleased to announce that Louisville, Ky., trial lawyer Tad Thomas was sworn in as the new president of AAJ during the 2022 Annual Convention in Seattle. Thomas is the founder and ma

Statement on Pride
Jun 22, 2022

Statement on Pride

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Navan Ward Jr. on National Pride Month:    "AAJ supports all of its members who take on the causes and cases that will help our nation

SCOTUS Denies Appeal of Claim that Roundup Causes Cancer
Jun 21, 2022

SCOTUS Denies Appeal of Claim that Roundup Causes Cancer

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s US Supreme Court decision regarding Roundup weedkiller:   "Today, the Supreme Court said that Monsanto (now owned b

Washington Update - July 2022
Jun 01, 2022

Washington Update - July 2022

Washington Update By Linda A. Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice I am very pleased to report that the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is close to being enacted into law. The legislation creates a landmark remedy for individuals, particularly

Washington Update - June 2022
Jun 01, 2022

Washington Update - June 2022

Washington Update By Linda A. Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice I am pleased to report that the Camp LeJeune Justice Act of 2022 is on the cusp of enactment into law. The legislation creates a landmark remedy for individuals, particularly vete

AAJ Applauds Nomination of Rachel Bloomekatz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
May 25, 2022

AAJ Applauds Nomination of Rachel Bloomekatz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden announced that Rachel S. Bloomekatz of Ohio has been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Bloomekatz is a solo practioner and former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk. "R

Washington Update - May 2022
May 01, 2022

Washington Update - May 2022

Washington Update By Linda A. Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice Thanks to a deal negotiated by the Consumer Attorneys of California, the California legislature has passed a bill that will raise the state's cap on medical malpractice damages fo

EPA Proposes Ban of Chrysotile Asbestos
Apr 05, 2022

EPA Proposes Ban of Chrysotile Asbestos

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to prohibit the ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos:  

AAJ Praises House Passage of FAIR Act to End Forced Arbitration
Mar 17, 2022

AAJ Praises House Passage of FAIR Act to End Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC —The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 963, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act: "We applaud the House of Representative

Coach Brian Flores and Members of Congress Call for an End to Forced Arbitration
Mar 14, 2022

Coach Brian Flores and Members of Congress Call for an End to Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC— Today, in a call hosted by the American Association for Justice, Coach Brian Flores joined Representatives Hank Johnson and Hakeem Jeffries, and forced arbitration scholar Dean Alex Colvin on a press conference to call for the end of

AAJ Praises President Biden for Signing the Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into Law
Mar 03, 2022

AAJ Praises President Biden for Signing the Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into Law

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on President Biden signing the Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law. The bill recently was passe

Bankruptcy Judge Blocks Cancer Victims from Civil Courts
Feb 25, 2022

Bankruptcy Judge Blocks Cancer Victims from Civil Courts

Washington, DC —The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s bankruptcy court decision allowing Johnson and Johnson to exploit the bankruptcy system to prevent cancer victims from seeking

Statement on Black History Month
Feb 14, 2022

Statement on Black History Month

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Navan Ward Jr. on Black History Month: "Black History Month in 2022 finds us at a historic moment, as the largest bar associations in America, the Ame

Bipartisan Majority of U.S. Senators Vote to End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
Feb 10, 2022

Bipartisan Majority of U.S. Senators Vote to End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen after the United States Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, HR 4445: "This achievement is

U.S. House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Bill to Restore Rights to Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
Feb 07, 2022

U.S. House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Bill to Restore Rights to Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives took a momentous step in giving survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment the right to hold their abusers accountable in court if they so choose. With a bipartisan vote, H.R. 4445, the Ending For

AAJ Statement on the Retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer
Jan 26, 2022

AAJ Statement on the Retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Navan Ward on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: "Throughout Justice Breyer’s 27 year career as an Associate Justice of the Sup

FDA Endorses Stricter Asbestos Testing Following AAJ’s Recommendation
Jan 18, 2022

FDA Endorses Stricter Asbestos Testing Following AAJ’s Recommendation

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Navan Ward regarding FDA white paper on testing methods for asbestos in cosmetic products containing talc. In March of 2020, AAJ joined with Nati

Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment and Assault Survivors Passes Both Senate and House Judiciary Committees
Nov 17, 2021

Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment and Assault Survivors Passes Both Senate and House Judiciary Committees

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen after the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act, a bill ending forc

Movement to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment Survivors Gains Significant Bipartisan Momentum
Nov 04, 2021

Movement to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment Survivors Gains Significant Bipartisan Momentum

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act, a bill ending for

AAJ Statement Commending House Judiciary Committee for Advancing Critical Legislation to End Forced Arbitration
Nov 03, 2021

AAJ Statement Commending House Judiciary Committee for Advancing Critical Legislation to End Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen after the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, a bill ending forced arbit

House Judiciary Committee Takes Crucial Step to Stop Corporations from Evading Responsibility by Exploiting the Bankruptcy Process
Nov 03, 2021

House Judiciary Committee Takes Crucial Step to Stop Corporations from Evading Responsibility by Exploiting the Bankruptcy Process

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen after the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary passed the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021, H.R. 4777: "J&J is a multinational co

New AAJ Report: Forced Arbitration in a Pandemic – Corporations Double Down
Oct 27, 2021

New AAJ Report: Forced Arbitration in a Pandemic – Corporations Double Down

Washington, DC — A new report, Forced Arbitration in a Pandemic: Corporations Double Down, released today by the American Association for Justice reveals that corporate America doubled down on their use of accountability-killing forced arbitration d

AAJ Statement on Johnson & Johnson’s Declaration of Bankruptcy to Avoid Accountability for Dangerous Baby Powder
Oct 14, 2021

AAJ Statement on Johnson & Johnson’s Declaration of Bankruptcy to Avoid Accountability for Dangerous Baby Powder

Washington, DC —The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen regarding Johnson & Johnson’s declaration of bankruptcy to avoid accountability for the deaths and injuries caused by its baby po

AAJ Statement on Amtrak’s Use of Forced Arbitration in Wake of Fatal Train Derailment in Montana
Sep 27, 2021

AAJ Statement on Amtrak’s Use of Forced Arbitration in Wake of Fatal Train Derailment in Montana

Washington, DC —As investigators search for the cause of Saturday’s tragic and fatal Amtrak train derailment in Montana, reports indicate that Amtrak may potentially force the families of the victims into arbitration should they try to hold Am

AAJ Announces Navan Ward as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar
Jul 15, 2021

AAJ Announces Navan Ward as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is pleased to announce that Atlanta trial lawyer Navan Ward was sworn in as the new president of AAJ during the 2021 annual convention. Ward is a principal at the Beasley Allen Law Fir

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements at 2021 Annual Convention
Jul 15, 2021

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements at 2021 Annual Convention

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) Immediate Past President Tobi Millrood acknowledging the dedicated AAJ members who were honored during the 2021 Annual Convention:   "I am honored to pres

AAJ Supports Bipartisan Bill to Empower Sexual Assault and Harassment Survivors to Seek Justice
Jul 14, 2021

AAJ Supports Bipartisan Bill to Empower Sexual Assault and Harassment Survivors to Seek Justice

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the "Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act":   "Forced arbitration silences survivors of sexual harassment a

AAJ Statement on Biden Administration Judicial Nominations
Jun 30, 2021

AAJ Statement on Biden Administration Judicial Nominations

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen on the slate of nominations for the federal judiciary announced today: "As trial attorneys, our members work to ensure that workers, survivor

TRIAL Magazine Receives Three EXCEL Awards for Publication Excellence
Jun 25, 2021

TRIAL Magazine Receives Three EXCEL Awards for Publication Excellence

Washington, D.C. -- Trial magazine—the flagship publication of the American Association for Justice—recently received three prestigious EXCEL awards from the Association of Media & Publishing. EXCEL is the largest award prog

AAJ Urges Senators to Prioritize Safety and Reject Automated Vehicle Legislation
Apr 22, 2021

AAJ Urges Senators to Prioritize Safety and Reject Automated Vehicle Legislation

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the "Vehicle Technology Competitiveness Act of 2021," an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act, which would exempt the manufacturers of tens of tho

AAJ Praises Bill to End Forced Arbitration in the Fine Print of Nursing Home Contracts
Apr 22, 2021

AAJ Praises Bill to End Forced Arbitration in the Fine Print of Nursing Home Contracts

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen following the re-introduction of the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that bans pre-dispu

AAJ Praises Legislation to Prohibit the Use of Forced Arbitration Against Investors
Apr 16, 2021

AAJ Praises Legislation to Prohibit the Use of Forced Arbitration Against Investors

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the Investor Choice Act, introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), which would end the&n

Trucking Made Safer by INSURANCE Act, Says AAJ
Apr 15, 2021

Trucking Made Safer by INSURANCE Act, Says AAJ

Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the introduction of the INSURANCE Act, a bill that would require the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to tie the minimum insurance fl

AAJ Applauds Ruling in Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer and Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court
Mar 25, 2021

AAJ Applauds Ruling in Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer and Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

Washington, DC— The following is a statement from AAJ CEO Linda Lipsen on the SCOTUS decision handed down today on two combined cases, Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer and Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court. In

AAJ Applauds Senate Introduction of FAIR Act to End Forced Arbitration
Mar 02, 2021

AAJ Applauds Senate Introduction of FAIR Act to End Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the introduction of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act to end forced arbitration:   "Forced arbitration strips consumers, pat

AAJ Statement on House Re-Introduction of Critical Legislation to End Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement
Feb 26, 2021

AAJ Statement on House Re-Introduction of Critical Legislation to End Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen following the re-introduction of H.R. 1280, the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act" in the U.S. House of Representatives, legislation conta

AAJ Calls for Action to End Forced Arbitration
Feb 11, 2021

AAJ Calls for Action to End Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s hearing in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law concerning the dangers of fo

Statement from AAJ President Tobi Millrood
Jan 07, 2021

Statement from AAJ President Tobi Millrood

"The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is an affront to the rule of law and justice. AAJ condemns this appalling lawlessness. A bedrock principle of the U.S. Constitution is freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest. What occurre

AAJ Statement on Congress Protecting Workers and Patients from Dangerous Corporate Immunity Proposal
Dec 22, 2020

AAJ Statement on Congress Protecting Workers and Patients from Dangerous Corporate Immunity Proposal

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to Congress passing COVID-19 relief legislation:  "We have lost 300,000 Americans to COVID-19, and countless more are struggling

AAJ Statement on the Open Courts Act of 2020
Dec 08, 2020

AAJ Statement on the Open Courts Act of 2020

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice Communications Director Peter Knudsen regarding the Open Courts Act 2020:   "Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would increase public acc

AAJ Statement on Upcoming House Vote to Ban Asbestos
Sep 27, 2020

AAJ Statement on Upcoming House Vote to Ban Asbestos

Washington, DC —The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen regarding a planned vote under suspension of the rules on the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (H.R.1603) in the U.S. House of R

AAJ Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep 18, 2020

AAJ Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Tobi Millrood on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Tonight, America mourns the loss of a national treasure, trailblazing advocate

AAJ Statement on Sen. McConnell’s COVID-19 Corporate Immunity Bill
Sep 10, 2020

AAJ Statement on Sen. McConnell’s COVID-19 Corporate Immunity Bill

Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the Senate vote on the "skinny" coronavirus stimulus bill: "Sen. McConnell and the U.S. Chamber, which crafted this bi

Book release: “Harvesting Witnesses’ Stories” Guides Attorneys on “How to Get Your Client the Second-Best Life in the World by Maximizing Human Damages”
Aug 07, 2020

Book release: “Harvesting Witnesses’ Stories” Guides Attorneys on “How to Get Your Client the Second-Best Life in the World by Maximizing Human Damages”

Washington, DC — AAJ Press is proud to release "Harvesting Witnesses’ Stories: How to Get Your Client the Second-Best Life in the World by Maximizing Human Damages" by Katherine James. James’ book deftly outlines how to get even the most

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Aug 07, 2020

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Sen. McConnell's Corporate Immunity Bill Will Cost Lives and Prolong Pandemic
Jul 27, 2020

Sen. McConnell's Corporate Immunity Bill Will Cost Lives and Prolong Pandemic

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to give sweeping liability immunity to corporations will increase infection rates, make consumers and workers less safe and prolong the pandemic because businesses will be allow

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements At 2020 Amped-Up Virtual Convention
Jul 21, 2020

AAJ Recognizes Member Achievements At 2020 Amped-Up Virtual Convention

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) Immediate Past President Bruce Stern acknowledging the dedicated AAJ members who were recognized during the 2020 Annual Amped-Up virtual convention:   "Th

Statement from AAJ President Tobi Millrood on the Passing of Representative John Lewis
Jul 20, 2020

Statement from AAJ President Tobi Millrood on the Passing of Representative John Lewis

With the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, today we mourn a giant of justice. John Lewis committed his life to freedom, equality and basic human rights. He embodied the essence of fighting for justice, especially in the areas of voting and civil rights, st

AAJ Announces Tobi Millrood as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar
Jul 17, 2020

AAJ Announces Tobi Millrood as New President of Plaintiff Trial Bar

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania trial lawyer Tobi Millrood was sworn in as the new President of AAJ during the 2020 Amped-Up virtual convention. Millrood is a partner and memb

There Is No Wave of COVID-19 Litigation Threatening to Stall an Economic Recovery
Jul 14, 2020

There Is No Wave of COVID-19 Litigation Threatening to Stall an Economic Recovery

Washington, DC – An analysis of legal filings shows there has been no wave of COVID-19 litigation, undermining demands from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that corporations get legal immunity while more than 130,000 Americans have died from

AAJ Statement in Opposition to Senator Tim Scott's Proposed Law Enforcement Reform Bill
Jun 18, 2020

AAJ Statement in Opposition to Senator Tim Scott's Proposed Law Enforcement Reform Bill

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen announcing AAJ’s opposition to the JUSTICE Act introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC): "AAJ commends Congress for addressing this issue

AAJ Statement on House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Law Enforcement Accountability and Practices
Jun 17, 2020

AAJ Statement on House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Law Enforcement Accountability and Practices

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Bruce Stern following today’s hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee on "Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability,

AAJ Statement on Introduction of the
Jun 13, 2020

AAJ Statement on Introduction of the "End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act"

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen following the introduction of the "End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act"  so that individuals who win fraud or abuse cases aga

Oversight Hearing on
Jun 11, 2020

Oversight Hearing on "Police Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability"

Statement of Bruce Stern, President - June 10, 2020 Statement of Bruce Stern, President Oversight Hearing on "Police Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability" House Committee on the Judiciary June 10, 2020 The American Association for Justice (AAJ) t

AAJ Statement on House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Law Enforcement Accountability Practices
Jun 11, 2020

AAJ Statement on House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Law Enforcement Accountability Practices

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Bruce Stern following today’s hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee on "Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability," which include

AAJ Statement on
Jun 09, 2020

AAJ Statement on "Qualified Immunity" Issue About to be Debated in the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen following the introduction of the "Justice in Policing Act of 2020" which contains provisions addressing "qualified immunity," the doctrine that giv

Statement from President Bruce Stern, CEO Linda Lipsen and the Officers of the American Association for Justice
Jun 02, 2020

Statement from President Bruce Stern, CEO Linda Lipsen and the Officers of the American Association for Justice

"Recent tragic and senseless deaths have us feeling pain, anger, sadness, and outrage. As trial lawyers, we fight for justice and accountability, and it is our mission to stand for those who have been injured, underrepresented, and harmed. We remain resol

AAJ Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Corporate Immunity
May 12, 2020

AAJ Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Corporate Immunity

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen following today’s hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on immunity: "What was made clear in the hearing today is

New National Poll Reveals Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Liability Immunity Related to COVID-19
May 06, 2020

New National Poll Reveals Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Liability Immunity Related to COVID-19

Washington, DC – A new national poll released today shows bipartisan opposition to giving blanket liability immunity to corporations and employers in cases involving COVID-19 infection. This comes as congressional Republican leadership has call

AAJ Applauds Legislation to Halt Amtrak Forced Arbitration
Mar 05, 2020

AAJ Applauds Legislation to Halt Amtrak Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC – Today the American Association for Justice (AAJ) applauds the introduction of the "Ending Passenger Rail Forced Arbitration Act" (S. 3400 / H.R. 6101), a bill that would restore Amtrak passengers’ rights by prohibiting al

AAJ Urges FDA to Abandon Industry-Led Approach to Subpar Testing for Carcinogens
Mar 04, 2020

AAJ Urges FDA to Abandon Industry-Led Approach to Subpar Testing for Carcinogens

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ) responded to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s request for comments on testing methods for asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc. AAJ, our attorney members and

Trial Attorneys Volunteer in New Orleans During Convention
Feb 24, 2020

Trial Attorneys Volunteer in New Orleans During Convention

Washington, DC – During the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Winter Convention, held this year in New Orleans, AAJ members volunteered their time in the city by assisting Covenant House, a non-p

AAJ Commends Legislation to Address Snap Removal
Feb 07, 2020

AAJ Commends Legislation to Address Snap Removal

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5801, the Removal Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2020, the first bill to address "snap removal," a procedural tactic w

AAJ Statement on the February Departure of SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson
Jan 16, 2020

AAJ Statement on the February Departure of SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Rob Jackson’s announcement that he will leave the SEC

AAJ Condemns EEOC Decision to Rescind its Opposition to Forced Arbitration
Dec 17, 2019

AAJ Condemns EEOC Decision to Rescind its Opposition to Forced Arbitration

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vote to rescind its position on forced arbitration: "EEOC

New AAJ Report: Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018
Dec 11, 2018

New AAJ Report: Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018

Washington, DC — A new report, Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018, released today by the American Association for Justice details this year’s worst corporate offenders and their pervasive strategy of hollow apologies instead taking

AAJ Comments on Proposed Rule That Would Lead to Increase in Fatigue-Related Truck Crashes
Oct 10, 2018

AAJ Comments on Proposed Rule That Would Lead to Increase in Fatigue-Related Truck Crashes

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ) submitted comments today on the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for hour

AAJ Statement on H.R. 6730 the “Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018”
Sep 14, 2018

AAJ Statement on H.R. 6730 the “Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018”

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on H.R. 6730, the "Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018." This bill, voted out of the House Judiciary Committee, calls for

AAJ Comments on Department of Education’s Proposed Rule Allowing For-Profit Universities to Force Students into Arbitration
Aug 30, 2018

AAJ Comments on Department of Education’s Proposed Rule Allowing For-Profit Universities to Force Students into Arbitration

Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently submitted comments on the Department of Education’s (ED) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that allows for-profit universities to force students into a rigg

AAJ Awards Athletes and Attorney John Manly with the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award
Jul 11, 2018

AAJ Awards Athletes and Attorney John Manly with the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award

Washington, DC — During the 2018 Annual Convention in Denver, outgoing American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Kathleen Nastri presented attorney John Manly and USA Olympic and NCAA athletes Jeanette Antolin, Jamie Dantzscher

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