Asbestos on the Hill Reaffirms Why Asbestos Legislation is Necessary

ADAO President Linda Reinstein penned an op-ed in today’s The Hill calling on Congress to take action and draft legislation on asbestos issues, which continue to have an overwhelmingly negative affect on Americans.


How the CFPB Can Protect America’s Financial Security by Stopping Forced Arbitration

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to address the obvious and overdue need for greater transparency and accountability from America’s powerful financial institutions. 

Thank You, General Mills

On a typical morning, 6:30 a.m. rolls around and the kids head downstairs. My daughter and I will often grab a box of Chex cereal for breakfast. Many of the Chex cereals have become a favorite in our house because most of them are both nut free and gluten free.


Access to Justice at Stake with Federal Rules Changes

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure matter. They can determine who wins and who loses. And they have been changing in the wrong direction for some time.  Now, proposed rule changes are moving forward and three things are clear: they are much better than what was originally proposed, they are still disturbing, and they demonstrate the critical importance of the Federal Rules process and access to justice advocates’ participation in it.

May 21, 2014 05:13 PM

AAJ’s Trial Lawyers Care Report to Congress Included in National September 11 Museum’s Collection

Washington, D.C.—When the National September 11 Memorial & Museum officially opens its doors to the public today, the American Association for Justice’s Trial Lawyers Care report to Congress, “Thousands of Heroes, The Rest of Us Could Only Help,” will be part of the museum’s collection.

May 21, 2014 03:18 PM

PNLR: Outpatient clinic misdiagnoses may harm six million adults annually

About 12 million U.S. adults are misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics annually, and half of those errors are potentially harmful, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal Quality and Safety.

May 21, 2014 02:53 PM

PNLR: Parents sue after children die from infection spread through hospital linens

The parents of a premature infant who died after contracting a flesh-eating fungal infection spread through hospital linens sued the hospital after learning through a news article many years later that he did not die of sepsis, as the hospital told them. Four other children also died from the infection. (Jones v. Children’s Hosp., No. 2014-3900 (La., Orleans Parish Civ. Dist. filed Apr. 21, 2014).)