After the Storm: Tips for Consumers Dealing with Insurance Agencies

The recent snow storm barreling the North East is just the first of many obstacles people affected by Sandy will face as they begin to rebuild their lives.  Some families may be lucky enough to have their claims heard immediately and settled fairly, but this is not always the case; insurance companies are too often eager to profit at the expense of the destitute.  Hurricane Katrina brought many examples of such horrific behavior.


Improv is no joke

When people hear the word improv, often the first thing that comes to mind is comedy. And true enough, actors and comedians use improvisational techniques to make us laugh. But what you may not realize is that improvisation is more than telling jokes—it’s about navigating change, maintaining poise, and thinking on your feet.

AAJ Launches New Campaign to Fight Corporate Efforts to Limit Justice

AAJ has launched an online, grassroots campaign called “Take Justice Back.”  The campaign hit the ground running with an interactive website that educates Americans about the importance of the civil justice system, motivates the public through real stories of people denied justice, engages consumers through social media, and empowers activism.

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Preview: November’s Trial Magazine

Products of all types can pose dangers to consumers, and AAJ members will want to learn about the range of product liability issues that are tackled in the November issue of Trial, AAJ’s flagship magazine for attorneys and the legal community. Highlights of the November issue include:

SCOTUS Hears Important Consumer Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Comcast v. Behrend, which alleged a classic example of a corporation monopolizing a market and overcharging its customers.


Hurricane Sandy Update from the American Association for Justice

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Our hearts go out to the people up and down the Eastern Seaboard and beyond who are affected by Hurricane Sandy. Coastal cities have been devastated and the death toll will likely continue to rise. There are many—both consumers and fellow trial lawyers—who may need assistance in the days and weeks ahead. I'd like those who are able, to help where and when we can.


Top Advocate in Washington: Linda Lipsen

AAJ’s own Linda Lipsen has again been named a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill newspaper. Ms. Lipsen has led AAJ’s advocacy team as CEO for more than two years and successfully fought efforts that would limit Americans’ access to the courts. She has directed countless legislative campaigns on behalf of patients, workers, and consumers on a host of issues.