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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

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

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
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

Noted California Attorney Thomas Dempsey Elected President of The TLPJ Foundation


2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Finalists Announced


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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