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Alleged FCRA violations by J&J and Kelly Services lead to class action lawsuit

After allegedly breaking the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) by taking back a job offer based on the discovery of a criminal conviction, Johnson & Johnson and staffing agency Kelly Services are now facing a putative class action filed this week in Pennsylvania federal court. Plaintiff T. Jason Noye accused the two entities of violating the FCRA when they acquired his consumer reports without properly letting him know, “in a document that consists solely of the disclosure,” that they would be obtained and why. The complaint alleges J&J offered Noye a job, but then revoked the offer upon finding his ... Read More

New website monitors how corporations, lobbyists are eroding our Constitutional rights

Alarmed by the corporate lobby’s aggressive efforts to undermine the U.S. civil justice system, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has launched a new website and blog called Take Justice Back. The aim of the website is to keep U.S. citizens informed about how their rights and protections, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, are being eroded by powerful corporations and lobbying groups trying to escape accountability. Armed with hundreds of millions of dollars, these corporate interests have infiltrated Congress and are using their financial might “scheming up ways to avoid accountability when they hurt someone,” the AAJ says. The “Tort ... Read More

Hot Coffee documentary showcasing dangers of tort reform airs June 27

Susan Saladoff’s documentary Hot Coffee, which offers an unsettling glimpse at the tactics many giant corporations use to strip everyday Americans of some basic rights, has been racking up critical acclaim ahead of its premiere on HBO June 27th. Hot Coffee centers on the famous McDonald’s coffee incident that left Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident with serious burns. Liebeck was a passenger in her nephew’s car when she positioned a cup of coffee between her knees so she could remove the lid and add cream and sugar. The coffee spilled, giving Ms. Liebeck third-degree burns on her ... Read More