civil justice

The civil justice system is the last line of defense for workers who have faced discrimination on the job.
War zones represent the most extreme lack of rule of law, but not the whole spectrum. According to the United Nations, an estimated 4 billion people live outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law and these people often struggle for basic, human rights. If you're picturing countries outside U.S. borders, think again.
In 1998, I founded the first consumer organization in the nation with an exclusive mission to halt and reverse the momentum
On Wednesday afternoon, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that, if successful, would be a giant step forward for corporate America and an equally giant step backward for consumers.
Access to justice in Los Angeles has become more difficult than it is elsewhere, even in much of California. And while I'm not the first to note that whatever happens in California eventually makes its way across the country, that trend is coming to deny access to a courthouse near you.
The recent chemical spill disaster in West Virginia has brought into sharp focus the weak measures we have in place for safeguarding people and the environment against exposures to harmful chemicals.
One obvious difference: In many countries, legal services are much more widely available, and subsidized, for low income
Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.
If you're one of millions of Starbucks customers who might buy or receive a prepaid card this holiday season, you might want to take a moment to send Starbucks a message: Don't take away my rights!
The civil justice system is in jeopardy. It is overloaded, bogged down, politicized and inaccessible. And -- it is now woefully underfunded.
Congress must put more important priorities, like patient safety, first. H.R. 5 certainly is no answer to addressing the real problems in America's health care system.
The Chamber's hypocrisy - blocking justice for everyday Americans while using the courts liberally for its own pro-corporate
When the environmental movement was born in the 1960s and 1970s, a slew of laws were passed to protect the outdoors. But lax enforcement has left corporations little incentive to comply, hence the need for judicial recourse.
Unfortunately, it's only after tragic accidents that we closely analyze the agencies and systems that failed, and what must
Fortunately, in light of this mess, many in Congress are rising up against the Chamber's point of view in ways we have never
While perhaps it may sound like a side note to this tragic story, today in New Orleans there is an important panel discussion
Few know much about ALEC or realize just how insidious its reach into lawmaking has become, yet for years they have been
These new standards will reward negligent corporations that succeed in concealing evidence of wrongdoing while weakening Americans' basic legal protections.
The direct precedential value of the Exxon decision will cast an ominous shadow over state and federal court decisions on punitive damages for years to come.
Big companies have the money to take these cases to court. But what if you or I need to go to court? Are we on an equal footing?