January 2015 | Take Justice Back

January 2015

Congress Reintroduces Bill that Delays Compensation for Asbestos Victims, Puts Privacy at Risk

On January 26, 2015 two members of the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced a controversial piece of legislation that delays compensation for asbestos victims and puts victims' privacy at risk. The so-called "Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act" (H.R. 526), is supported only by the asbestos industry, their insurers, and the corporate front groups working on their behalf.

Looking Ahead in 2015 with the Promise to Practice Safety on the Road

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) launched its new Safe Driving Policy initiative to encourage AAJ members, their law firms, and their staff to promote safe driving practices on a professional and personal basis. The AAJ Safe Driving Policy was developed by AAJ member, Joel Feldman, who created the End Distracted Driving (EndDD) campaign after his daughter was killed by a distracted driver.