American Association for Justice News

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Attorney Dan Linebaugh recognized by the American Association for Justice

By Kathleen McGuire Gilbert | Oct 12, 2016

HOUSTON -- Personal injury attorney Dan Linebaugh, founder and leader of the Linebaugh Law Firm, recently received the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Diplomates of Trial Advocacy designation. This title recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to legal education by completing more than 400 hours of qualifying AAJ educational programs. 

Lampson, Weber present platforms at Beaumont Chamber forum

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Congressional candidates Republican Randy Weber and Democrat Nick Lampson had an opportunity to present their platforms at a forum Tuesday sponsored by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

**FOR PRINT** AAJ federal judicial plan draws attention

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 29, 2014

MIAMI – An apparent plan by the lobbying group for the nation’s trial lawyers to identify potential federal judicial nominees is drawing the attention of others.

Trial lawyers group: RICO claims not appropriate recourse against baseless lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Nov 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A national association representing the interests of trial lawyers has filed a brief that argues against corporate defendants’ use of racketeering laws in lawsuits against plaintiffs attorneys alleged to have committed fraud.

Across America, Hurricane Mostyn spending millions in 2014 election cycle

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Just as he’s done in previous years, plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn has spent millions this election cycle in races all across the country.

Leahy blames Reid — and trial lawyers — for failure of patent reform bill; Cornyn agrees

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 10, 2014

“It’s disappointing the Majority Leader has allowed the demands of one special interest group to trump a bipartisan will in Congress and the overwhelming support of innovators and job creators,” US Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement after Leahy shelved the bill in May.

AAJ federal judicial plan draws attention

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 25, 2013

MIAMI – An apparent plan by the lobbying group for the nation’s trial lawyers to identify potential federal judicial nominees is drawing the attention of others.

Blog shows trial lawyer group working with four Senate campaigns

By John O'Brien | Feb 15, 2012

Heitkamp BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) � A group being funded by trial lawyer heavyweights is working with Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota attorney general, on her U.S. Senate campaign.

The science of asbestos: The arguments for juries

By Michael Tremoglie | Nov 8, 2011

Shein WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - With so much at stake for businesses weighted down by litigation costs, can juries in asbestos cases be trusted to render fair and just verdicts?

****FOR PRINT **** ATRA lawyer says movie slashed key part of argument

By John O'Brien | Jun 28, 2011

Schwartz WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) � A tort reform advocate who was interviewed for a documentary that debuted Monday on HBO says his comments were taken out of context, though the filmmaker is defending her editing.

Legally Speaking: Separating Myth From Reality-The Truth About 'Hot Coffee'

By John G. Browning | Mar 9, 2011

Without a doubt, most Americans are more familiar with the notorious McDonald's "hot coffee" case than with landmark Supreme Court decisions.

Expert calls AAJ's confidentiality agreement into question

By Justin Anderson | Feb 14, 2011

von Spakovsky A legal expert says it's suspicious that the American Association for Justice would impose a confidentiality agreement on members to attend the group's winter convention.

**** FOR PRINT *** Expert calls AAJ's confidentiality agreement into question

By Justin Anderson | Feb 14, 2011

A legal expert says it's suspicious that the American Association for Justice would impose a confidentiality agreement on members to attend the group's winter convention.

Trial lawyers upset with proposed med-mal reform

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 27, 2011

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A national trial lawyers group is railing against what they're calling an "extreme" medical malpractice reform bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Motley Rice Strengthens Litigation Team

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 1, 2010

WASHINGTON-Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, today announces that trial lawyer Nathan D. Finch has joined the firm as a member in its Washington, D.C. office.

Attorney: Tax break would create more litigation, partnership with feds

By John O'Brien | Aug 25, 2010

Williams HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia defense attorney says a possible trial lawyer tax break that has attracted the attention of 25 U.S. senators would make the federal government partners with plaintiffs attorneys.

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