The American Association for Justice has launched a website to support people against interests that would like to limit their legal right to hold corporate misconduct or negligence accountable.
Take Justice Back vigorously defends the Constitutional right “to pursue justice in court when you believe you’ve been harmed. But well-financed corporations circling in Congress are working every day to undermine your rights. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars scheming up ways to avoid accountability when they hurt someone.”
Take Justice Back isn’t anti-business, it’s anti-irresponsible. The site isn’t about making money (there is no advertising or solicitations), it’s about “the gift of democracy” that’s being undermined by such phony euphemisms as “tort reform,” the idea that if you limit damages for corporate negligence (see our post “A Factual Appraisal of Medical Malpractice and So-Called ‘Tort Reform'”) and force people out of the courtroom and into arbitration (see our post about arbitration) where the deck is stacked against them, democracy erodes.
Learn how and where your rights are being threatened. Share your stories of people denied justice. Engage with other consumers and learn how to make your voice heard in Congress. As the site reminds, “If no one is accountable, no one is safe.”
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is the most prominent organization of trial lawyers in the country. Patrick Malone is a member of its board of governors.