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Parents, Strong CPSC and Civil Justice System Needed to Protect Children from Dangerous Toys

Gibson Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gibson Vance

Penny Sweet bought a Magnetix set for her son's 10th birthday. The toy was made of building blocks and rods that connect together though small magnet...

U.S. Chamber: Civil Justice Hypocrites

Gibson Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gibson Vance

In a speech delivered earlier this month, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue called litigation "one of our most powerful tools for...

Holding Corporate Polluters Accountable

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Tarricone

When the environmental movement was born in the 1960s and 1970s, a slew of laws were passed to protect the outdoors. But lax enforcement has left corporations little incentive to comply, hence the need for judicial recourse.

ALEC: Ghostwriting the Law for Corporate America

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group most have never heard of, happens to be one of the most powerful state lobbies in the entire...

Foreign Manufacturers Thumb Their Nose at U.S. Legal System

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anthony Tarricone

Without new legislation, foreign manufacturers will be able to sell their goods in our country without following the same rules U.S. companies do, hurting consumers and our economy.

Shriram Harid

'Tort Reform' Means Less Accountability For The Medical Profession

HuffingtonPost.com | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama is widely expected to toss Republicans a bone at Thursday's health care summit, by publicly embracing what's known as "tort reform." ...

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

Congress Takes Critical Step in Halting Abusive Forced Arbitrations

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Al Franken and Mary Landrieu's amendment protects defense contractor employees who have been victims of sexual assault, harassment, or other forms of discrimination.

New York Times Says: Restore Americans' Access to Courts

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

These new standards will reward negligent corporations that succeed in concealing evidence of wrongdoing while weakening Americans' basic legal protections.

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.

Tort Reform: A Bad Bargain That Won't Fix Health Care

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

For most, the term "tort reform" is empty and meaningless. But here's what it means: taking away the legal rights of patients, injured through no fault of their own, and preventing them from obtaining legal recourse.

Are You Cut Out To Be Self Employed?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Before a person decides on self employment, they need to figure out how important five o' clock is in their lives.

Bait and Switch Business Relationships

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on a higher goal that they forget about the people who help get them there.

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

Chrysler & GM: What Happens if Your Car Blows Up?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I know I'll never forget that horrible sight, I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right. Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve. -Jan a...

Peanut Butter Processor Knowingly Endangers Consumers -- America Needs a Strong Food Safety System

Les Weisbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Les Weisbrod

At least 12 times in 2007 and 2008, Peanut Corporation of America deliberately endangered our families by knowingly putting contaminated peanut products into the chain of commerce.

Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority

Les Weisbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Weisbrod

In the past three years federal agencies, have engaged in a campaign to hand corporations a 'get-out-of jail-free' pass when their products have harmed consumers.