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5/12/08 National Media Highlight Public Justice Case in Reports about Egregious Treatment of Immigration Detainees
5/12/08 Second Former Coach Sues Florida School for Retaliation
4/14/08 Public Justice Files Two Lawsuits Over CSI Toys Containing Asbestos
3/12/08 Court Denies Federal Officials' Attempt to Evade Responsibility for Medical Neglect that Led to Immigrant's Penile Amputation and Death
2/29/08 Public Justice's Threat of Lawsuit Prompts Indiana High Schools to Reverse Decision Preventing High School Girls from Playing Baseball
2/27/08 New Coal Plant Threatens Public Health, Shenandoah National Park Environment; Conservation and Health Groups Take Protective Action
1/18/08 Public Justice Files Title IX Retaliation and Defamation Case Against FGCU for Mistreatment of Head Volleyball Coach
12/19/07 CBS Orders CSI Toy Fingerprint & Field Kits Removed From Store Shelves
12/14/07 ADAO, Public Justice Call on CBS, Planet Toys, Retailers to Protect Children from Asbestos in CSI Toy Fingerprint Kits
12/20/07

County Insurer To Pay $1.5 Million To Immigrant Detainee To Settle Medical Neglect Case

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07/27/06 TLPJ and Chevy Chase Bank Settle Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Over Allegedly Excessive Interest Rates Charged to Credit Cardholders: Bank To Pay $16.1 Million and To Remove Negative Information from Consumers' Credit Reports
07/19/06 Eight Dallas and Tucson Attorneys Win 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for Marathon Legal Battle on Behalf of TCE Water Contamination Victims
07/17/06 Noted California Attorney Alan R. Brayton Named President of The TLPJ Foundation at Annual Meeting in Seattle
07/03/06 Supreme Court Upholds Guantanamo Detainees' Right to Fair Trial: Lead Counsel in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld to Keynote TLPJ Foundation's Annual Meeting on July 16, 2006
06/28/06 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalists Announced
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05/16/06 TLPJ Launches Special Project To Preserve Class Actions: Corporations Banning Class Actions To Avoid Accountability for Cheating and Discriminating Against Consumers and Employees
03/07/06 150 More Crowley Inmates Who Did Not Join Riot Sue Prison Operator for Negligence, Inhumane Treatment: TLPJ Joins Second Major Suit Against Corrections Corporation of America for Sparking Riot and Mistreating Inmates Who Did Not Participate in Riot
02/28/06 Trial Lawyers for Public Justice News Alert: TLPJ Challenges Class Action Ban Before Washington Supreme Court
02/13/06 Consumer Challenging Class Action Ban Before New Jersey Supreme Court: Corporations Seeking 'Free Pass' for Exorbitant Interest Charges
01/05/06 Court Urged To Strike Down Proposed Netflix Class Action Settlement in Deceptive Advertising Case: TLPJ Challenges Nearly Worthless Coupons That Steer Customers into Higher-Priced Movie Rental Club Memberships
11/28/05 TLPJ to Argue Key Federal Preemption, Arbitration Case Before Supreme Court: Class Action Seeks to Hold Buckeye Check Cashing Accountable for Charging Consumers Illegal Interest Rates
11/03/05 TLPJ Wins Public Access to Scathing Decision Revealing Destruction of Evidence by Honda and Expert Witness in Auto Safety Case
10/12/05 TLPJ Executive Director Arthur Bryant Receives Justice Michael Musmanno Award from Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
10/05/05 Florida A&M University Reinstates Women's Swimming and Diving Team After TLPJ Threatens Title IX Sex Discrimination Suit
09/20/05 TLPJ Challenges Sweeping Court Order That Seals Decision Sanctioning Expert Witness and Honda for Evidence Tampering: Honda and Other Major Auto Makers Now Relying on Extraordinary Secrecy Order to Bar Questioning of Same Expert in Other Crash Cases
08/25/05 Female Scientist Sues Federally Funded Southwest Research Institute for Sex Discrimination: TLPJ Joins Lawsuit Filed by Geoscientist Against Institute for Denying Equal Pay and Promotion Opportunities
08/24/05 Inmates Sue Corrections Corporation of America for Negligence That Sparked Riot, Excessive Force, and Inhumane Treatment of Those Who Did Not Join in Riot: National Public Interest Law Firm Joins Plaintiffs’ Colorado Trial Team
08/09/05 Maryland’s High Court Rules Mortgage Brokers Cannot Hide Behind Federal Law To Avoid Liability for Illegal Fees: TLPJ Hails Decision as Major Victory for Consumers
07/27/05 West Virginia, Ohio Attorneys Win 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for Settlement Holding DuPont Accountable for C8 Pollution
07/26/05

Noted California Attorney Thomas Dempsey Elected President of The TLPJ Foundation

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2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalists Announced

06/27/05

California Supreme Courts Holds That Corporations Cannot Ban Class Actions: TLPJ Hails Ruling as Victory for Access to Justice

06/23/05

Mexican Man Sues Jail Over Substandard Housing and Medical Care That Led to Leg Amputation: TLPJ Joins Plaintiff’s Colorado Trial Team

06/09/05

Assumption College Reinstates Track and Field Teams After TLPJ Threatens Sex Discrimination Lawsuit: School Avoids Title IX Suit Over Elimination of Women’s Teams

05/27/05

LegalMatch and TLPJ to Address Potential Environmental Cases Nationwide: LegalMatch will Provide Potential Environmental Law Cases to TLPJ

05/05/05

TLPJ and Missouri Citizens Sue St. Louis and Airport for Illegal Asbestos Removal: Group Seeks Injunction, Penalties, and Cleanup

04/28/05

Smith & Wesson Settles Lawsuit for Defectively Designing and Failing to Childproof Gun: Gun's Design Led to Eight-Year-Old's Brain Injury

02/25/05

Groups Launch Nationwide Effort to Stop Use of Binding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses: Campaign Includes Educational Web Sites, Call for State and Federal Legislation, Tools to Empower Consumers

02/07/05

Card Issuers Use Rubber-Stamp Arbitration to Rush Debts into Default Judgments: Consumers Are Blind-Sided by Fast-Tracking of Disputes, Amid Evidence of Arbitrators' Bias

01/27/05

Kentucky Groups Sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Permitting Coal Companies to Destroy More Than 35 Miles of Kentucky Streams: 'Streamlined' Permit Violates Clean Water Act, Groups Say

01/25/05 Florida Supreme Court Rules That Borrowers Cannot Be Forced to Arbitrate Challenge to Payday Loan Contract: TLPJ Successfully Argues That Court Must Decide Whether Payday Loan Agreement is Legal Before Enforcing Agreement’s Arbitration Clause
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TLPJ Notifies St. Louis Airport of Imminent Lawsuit for Illegal Asbestos Removal: Local Citizens Seek Injunction, Penalties, and Cleanup for Over 300 Asbestos-Laden Buildings Demolished Using Experimental ‘Wet Method’

01/10/05 TLPJ Achieves Landmark Settlement in Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against National Civic Organization: Fraternal Order of Eagles to Admit Massachusetts Women as Members
07/05/04 Prominent Illinois Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldberg Elected 2004-2005 TLPJ President
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