American Association For Justice NewsG.M. Recall Scandal Exposed By Civil Justice System After Years of Corporate and Regulatory Failure
April 1, 2014
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc on today’s hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the G.M. ignition switch recall.FDA Proposed Rule Would Restore Generic Drug Accountability
March 13, 2014
Washington, DC— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is filing comments in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule to allow generic drug manufacturers to independently update their warning labels.
February 28, 2014
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc on Rep. John Shimkus’ (R-IL) draft Chemicals in Commerce Act:
“Far too often the lives of American families are dangerously impacted by chemicals in our drinking water, children’s toys and consumer products. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) must be reformed to effectively protect the public, but Rep. Shimkus' draft bill doesn't come close as it eviscerates public health safeguards, preempts state law and grants immunity to the chemical industry.”
“The draft bill completely disregards known concerns of advocates for public health, the environment, consumers and states' rights. Instead, Rep. Shimkus’ bill allows the chemical industry to control the science the EPA uses to regulate chemicals, preempts states from taking action on dangerous toxins, and all the while ensures that chemical manufacturers cannot be held accountable in the civil justice system.”
“The end result is that Rep. Shimkus' draft bill only benefits corporations responsible for poisoning and killing Americans and places the health and safety of American families at risk.”
"Congress must prioritize the health and safety of Americans by passing meaningful and effective TSCA reform, not granting a handout to the chemical industry."
How Rep. Shimkus' Draft Bill Immunizes the Chemical Industry
If enacted, Rep. Shimkus’ draft bill would: Trial Attorneys Help Host City New Orleans During Convention
February 27, 2014
Washington, DC — During the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Winter Convention, held this year in New Orleans, AAJ members gave back to the city by participating in a Habitat for Humanity build, donating school supplies and giving presentations on the importance of ending distracted driving.Proposed Changes to Federal Rules Would Eliminate Access to Justice
December 20, 2013
Washington, DC- The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Courts is considering major changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would dramatically alter our legal system, making it much more difficult to hold corporations that injure and kill Americans accountable in court.Congress Must Revoke Corporations' License to Steal
December 17, 2013
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing addressing forced arbitration:CFPB Hearing to Address Forced Arbitration, Banks' License to Steal
December 12, 2013
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s field hearing and study addressing forced arbitration:House Passes Bill to Bully Americans Out of Their Rights
November 14, 2013
Washington, DC-The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc in response to the passage of H.R. 2655 by the U.S. House of Representatives:
"At a time when our courts are already suffering from persistent underfunding, today Congress voted to add unnecessary burdens and delays to the civil justice system.
"H.R. 2655 is little more than a Congressional takeover of the judicial system. It will force our courts and judges down a path that is known to be unnecessary and counterproductive.
"When these rules were in effect from 1983 to 1993, they created additional litigation and added costly hurdles to justice for Americans who were targets of discrimination and civil rights violations.
"Congress should focus efforts on improving access to justice instead of passing legislation that allows corporations to bully Americans out of court and out of vindicating their rights."
House Passes Bill to Grant Handout to Asbestos Corporations
November 13, 2013
Washington, DC-The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc in response to the passage of H.R. 982 by the U.S. House of Representatives:House Considers Bills to Limit Americans' Rights
November 12, 2013