By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Each year the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report” and examines problems in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the fair and unbiased administration of justice. The ATRA’s 2015 Report was recently published; a copy is here, as well as an executive summary here.

Insofar as
Continue Reading The 2015 Judicial “Hellholes” Report Is Out!

Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Laura J. Maechtlen, and Alfred L. Sanderson, Jr.

A jury in Washington state – in the case of Rekhter, et al. v. Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Case No.07-895-8 (Superior Court of Thurston County, WA) – gave workers an early holiday present in the form of a record verdict of

Continue Reading Record $57 Million Wage & Hour Verdict In Washington State Closes The Year

Co-authored by Rebecca P. Bromet and Jennifer A. Riley

On November 18, 2010, Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) sponsored a National Day of Action to raise the profile of “wage theft” — the practice of illegally underpaying or failing to pay workers. More than 35 groups across the country held events as part of IWJ’s National Day of Action, including

Continue Reading IWJ Sponsored A National Day Of Action To Raise Profile Of “Wage Theft”