TLPJ Foundation, The (Trial Lawyers for Public Justice)
- Homepage: http://www.tlpj.org/
November 2002: "Trial Lawyers for Public Justice is a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers' skills and resources to create a more just society....supported by - and can call on - a nationwide network of over 2,700 trial lawyers and others,...TLPJ is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has a West Coast Office in Oakland, California."
March 2008: 'While carefully worded arbitration clauses are virtually impossible to overturn in court, clauses that place what a court would view as an "unconscionable" burden on a consumer are challengeable, according to Paul Bland, a staff lawyer with Public Justice, a consumer rights group.'http://www.bankrate.com/yho/news/career/20080319_binding_arbitration_employer_a1.asp
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) F. Paul Bland Jr., Esq. Person Aug 29, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 24, 2008 Arbitration and your rights on the job
QUOTE: Consumer rights advocates contend arbitration strips away your right to be heard in court and that a speedy decision isn't necessarily a just decision. "Flipping a coin is quick, too, but that doesn't mean it is a good way to decide the facts of a case," says [one San Francisco lawyer]. "This type of for-profit justice is a scandal. American citizens should not have their cases decided in secret tribunals with no right of appeal."
Bankrate.com Mar 22, 2006 Netflix Settlement Gets Reworked After Protests
QUOTE: A proposed class-action settlement involving Netflix Inc. customers has been rewritten to address complaints that the agreement did little for consumers while rewarding the company and lawyers who filed the suit.
Washington Post Nov 06, 2002 Should jury awards cover fear of disease?
QUOTE: ...what should happen when the complained-of injury is purely emotional – such as the fear of contracting cancer?
Christian Science Monitor Jan 17, 2002 Court Voids Arbitration Rule: Judge Says AT&T Policy Illegally Restricts Consumer Rights
QUOTE: ...consumer advocates oppose increasing corporate efforts to force consumers to give up their rights to sue and resolve all disputes through arbitration. They say arbitration can cost consumers thousands of dollars and limit the gathering of evidence...
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