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.

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Linda Lipsen to Speak at Documentary Premiere

AAJ CEO Linda Lipsen will be featured on a panel Monday night as part of the Alliance for Justice’s DC premiere of Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court. Unequal Justice is a twenty minute documentary looking at the recent string of pro-corporate decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

See below for a preview of the film.

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Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans

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Larry Bodine: Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Today we have a guest post from the Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com, Larry Bodine. This post was originally published on The Huffington Post and can be found here on Lawyers.com.

Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

By Larry Bodine
 

When Naython Watts turns six on Nov. 1, he won't realize that it's his birthday. He suffered disabling brain injuries because of botched medical care by not one -- but two doctors -- just before he was born. As a result his mother, who is a widow, will have to care for him during his 50-year life expectancy.

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We Need You to Help Protect the Right to Vote this Election!

With less than three weeks until Election Day, we need hundreds of volunteers across the country to help on November 6, 2012 to ensure every American’s right to vote.

This will be the third Presidential election in which I have worked to protect the most fundamental aspect of Democracy–the right to vote. I have previously volunteered in New Mexico and Florida, where I’m headed back to this year. Working at a polling place on Election Day is both fun and extremely rewarding.

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CNN Op-Ed: Protect Patients' Rights, Protect Patients' Lives

CNN ran an op-ed online this morning by American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Mary Alice McLarty on medical errors and patient safety. In the piece she challenges the talking points used by people trying to limit patients’ rights and highlights the importance of the civil justice system:

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St Jude's Failure to Act Leaves Patients At Risk for Years

Evidence is mounting showing manufacturers of St. Jude Riata leads knew their device was unsafe, but failed to inform patients of the faulty device for years.  Unfortunately, this news is not surprising in a post-Riegel environment.
 
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