Many of the largest U.S. credit-card companies require customers to sign away their ability to take disputes to court. Instead consumers are required to settle disagreements in arbitration.... Read more
Union Foundry, a division of McWane Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama, has pleaded guilty and will pay a $4.5 million fine in connection with a federal environmental crime and a safety violation t... Read more
Anybody who has watched the television news lately knows that corporate crime is a huge problem in the United States. For years the problem was largely ignored by government at every level a... Read more
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has repeatedly taken the position that there are too many lawsuits, seems to believe a lawsuit is just fine when it accomplishes their own objectives. Tho... Read more
Over the past several months, it has become quite evident that the pharmaceutical industry is trying hard to change its public image. Currently, there is a strong distrust of drug companies... Read more
It is quite obvious that the cleanup from two massive hurricanes will last for months. The massive rebuilding effort affecting five states will take much longer. A big fight over who will sh... Read more
Based on what we saw in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it’s clear that we are much less safe in this country than we thought when it comes to dealing with a disaster of that magnitude.... Read more
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against five insurance companies. These companies are accused of cheating hurricane survivors out of millions of dollars. The Attorney Ge... Read more
The giant oil companies are all making record profits, and the price of gasoline at the pump is an indication of how these companies really feel about ordinary folks in this country. It is a... Read more
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