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Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America's founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable.


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From the courts to the Capitol, an epic labor battle may redefine the shape of the American workplace

Monday, August 26, 2019

California’s Assembly Bill 5, stemming from the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision, would make it much more difficult to label workers as independent contractors instead of employees.

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E-Scooters: Navigating a new era in transportation proving to be a struggle

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rental scooters are fun and convenient, but casualties keep piling up. As legislation around the country moves forward, consumers hope the micromobility industry faces up to its responsibility to ensure the safety of riders.

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It turns out medical malpractice “tort reform” doesn’t reduce federal health care spending all that much…if at all

Friday, May 31, 2019

Caps on damage awards increase “defensive medicine”? Limiting attorneys’ fees costs the government money? Yes, and there’s more…

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Look who’s lobbying: Utility companies, Big Oil among 2018’s biggest anti-consumer spenders at California’s Capitol

Friday, February 8, 2019

California interest groups spent a record amount on lobbying in Sacramento in 2018, and most of the biggest spenders did so to tweak consumers.

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