AAJ News

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Washington, DC — Appearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today, former Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith admitted that since it’s a “legally viable path,” the company still pursues forced arbitration. This admission comes just weeks after Equifax...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Washington, DC— Today, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan sat in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and repeatedly lied about the corporation’s attempts to deny their customers’ rights to seek justice in court. Wells Fargo’s consistent use of forced arbitration proves...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Washington, DC— The American Association for Justice (AAJ) today filed an amicus curiae brief in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. in the U.S. Supreme Court strongly urging it to uphold the NLRB’s correct determination that corporate employers cannot use abusive forced...
Monday, August 7, 2017
Washington, DC—Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) joined hundreds of advocates in submitting comments opposing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to repeal its celebrated regulatory prohibition on the use of forced arbitration clauses in long-term care...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen in response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the celebrated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule to curb the use of forced arbitration clauses in...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Boston, MA — The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is pleased to announce that Connecticut attorney Kathleen Nastri has been sworn in as the new AAJ President at the 2017 Annual Convention in Boston.  Nastri is a partner at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has more...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives moving to repeal the celebrated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule to curb the use of forced arbitration clauses in...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Julie Braman Kane in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announcing the finalization of its rule on the use of forced arbitration clauses in financial contracts. “When Americans...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Julie Braman Kane in response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the “Protecting Access to Care Act” (H.R. 1215), a bill that strips patients and nursing home residents of...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Julie Braman Kane in response to today’s hearing in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to review the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a widely-supported consumer...

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