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Public Justice: One Lawmaker’s Unprecedented Legislation to Allow Corporate America to Run Wild

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by Steve Larson

UShousePaul Bland, Executive Director of Public Justice, writes, “Rep. Bob Goodlatte has introduced H.R. 1927 – the misleadingly titled Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015 – which would make it essentially impossible for Americans to join together in bringing class action lawsuits for nearly any illegal act a corporation might undertake. Read more…

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Important and immediate change to Oregon class action law

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Scott Shorr

Oregon LegislatureOn March 4, 2015, Oregon significantly changed its class action law, Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure (“ORCP”) 32.   The legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 2700.  The bill changes Oregon class action procedure and requires that leftover or residual funds from class actions be paid 50% to an Oregon legal aid fund and 50% to another entity that relates to the subject of the class action or benefits class members.    Read more…

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Forced arbitration undercuts women’s rights

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Steve Larson

Law and justice concept, gavelThe American Association for Justice recently issued a report describing how forced arbitration undercuts women’s rights.  Here is a link to the article.

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Senate bill introduced barring credit checks on job applicants

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by Steve Larson

Law and justice concept, gavelSenator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced the “Equal Employment for All Act” (S. 1837), on December 17, 2013 which prohibits employers from inquiring about employees’ and job applicants’ credit history. Specifically, the bill states ‘‘a person, including a prospective employer or current employer, may not use a consumer report or investigative consumer report, or cause a consumer report or investigative consumer report to be procured, with respect to any consumer where any information contained in the report bears on the consumer’s creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity.” Read more…

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