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.FULL ARTICLE
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.
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.FULL ARTICLE
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.FULL ARTICLE