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Ralph Nader Opens Museum Devoted To Suing Big Business

The New York Times | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

WINSTED, Conn. — There is no theme-park simulation of riding in a Ford Pinto as the gas tank bursts into flames. But there is a snazzy red Chev...

Why The Payout Jared Fogle's Victims Will Get Is So Unusual

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

Jared Fogle, the disgraced former Subway spokesman who accepted a "historic" plea deal announced on Wednesday on charges of distributin...

Tort Law: The Muscle of Justice

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The ongoing assault on the civil justice system in our country has resulted in a lessened public appreciation of the law of torts, which is one of the major pillars of our legal system and provides crucial protections for individuals. Now comes the American Museum of Tort Law.

Cleanup on Aisle 4: Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade Capture PR Magic

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.13.2014 | Celebrity
Stacy Slotnick

The actress filed a $6 million lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Duane Reade Inc. on April 9. The complaint alleges the company improperly used the star's name and likeness on Twitter and Facebook, without authorization, to promote their brand.

Teach Law Outside of Law Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.

Buying Off the Ref

Brian Young | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Brian Young

In so many ways, the Chamber and its allies are pushing the Court in a direction where people get less and less power to counter corporate abuses.

(Not So) Fine Print

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Employing, at times, its own legal jargon, Boilerplate is not an easy read. But Radin makes a compelling case that boilerplate constitutes a clear and present danger to our core values.

Outsourcing War and Peace: Part 2

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Here is the second of five excerpts from law professor Laura Dickinson's book, Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Priva...

Fool Me Once: The Insurance Industry Looks to Tort Reform to Pad Profits

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Who came out winners from a decade of tort reform, and of destroying the civil justice system? That would be the insurance industry.