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September 2, 2015

When Food Companies Put Profits Ahead of Your Safety

Posted By: David Ratcliff

food-safety-report-cover-image.jpgGetting dinner ready in my house can be a somewhat complicated business. One of my kids is trying to be a vegan, another wants to eat gluten and lactose-free, another is allergic to strawberries, and I myself am supposed to be watching my calories. So there’s a lot to consider when preparing a family meal, and that’s before we get to everyone’s particular likes and dislikes...

June 8, 2015

June Trial delves into Psychology and the Law

Posted By: Allison Burtka

For the June issue of the magazine, Trial invited more than a dozen lawyers and other experts to write about different aspects of the theme “Psychology and the Law.” The result is an insightful collection of articles that cover the spectrum, from case framing to emotions that matter. Articles include:

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May 4, 2015

Giving Back on Law Day

Posted By: Lisa Blue

On this day, we celebrate Law Day, which symbolizes the assurance of justice and equality under the law for every American citizen. We live in a nation that has benefitted greatly from the cornerstones of our democracy—the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution—crafted and set by our nation’s founders.

For trial lawyers, Law Day is a day to reflect on our efforts to ensure that even the most vulnerable in society have a voice and a fair chance at seeking justice, regardless of the foe’s might and financial power. The American Association for Justice and its members are...

April 20, 2015

Advocates in Action: 2015 WTLC Lobby Days

Posted By: AJ De Bartolomeo

The Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus (WTLC) Lobby Days is a biennial event for female trial lawyers across the country to come together in Washington, D.C. and advocate for a strong civil justice system. This year’s event will be held in Washington, DC on June 10-11, 2015. As a past participant, I can confidently say that this event is an important, amazing, and empowering experience. I encourage you to join me.

You might think, “I am...

March 6, 2015

Ways to Fortify Your Practice

Posted By: Allison Burtka

The March issue of Trial magazine provides guidance on how to strengthen your law practice in several different areas: marketing, managing your email, your approach to your cases, avoiding malpractice, and apps to use for depositions.

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February 27, 2015

The U.S. Chamber’s Latest Attack on Class Actions

Posted By: Michelle Kimmel

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce really doesn't like class actions. Neither do the corporations that fund their efforts. Why? Mainly because corporations and their front groups know that class actions give American workers and consumers the power and ability to level the playing field, even when facing the most powerful corporations in the world. In fact, class actions are often the only way that individuals can hold corporations accountable when they are faced with widespread wrongdoing.

The Chamber’s disdain for class actions was on full display at a hearing in the House Judiciary...

February 19, 2015

Deadly Air Bag Crisis Explodes for Takata, Carmakers

Posted By: Alyssa E. Lambert

TrialNews2015Feb19.jpgSix people have been killed and at least 160 injured by Takata Corp.’s air bags, which can eject shrapnel-like material when they deploy, even in low-impact crashes. Ten automakers have recalled more than 12 million vehicles in the United States and 19 million globally, and now there are problems with the recall and repair process. Yet Takata has failed to identify the defect’s root cause and refused a nationwide...