Consumer Protection and Corporate Accountability in 2010 and Beyond
The American Association of Justice Helps Protect Consumer Rights
As we enter a new decade, Americans are demanding stronger consumer protection initiatives and more corporate accountability. Every day news reports inform consumers of faulty and dangerous products that have killed or injured innocent people, many of them children. Examples include the recent product recalls of certain Toyota motor vehicles, Graco Strollers, window blinds and certain Tylenol products.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) works to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others – even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. Their recently released report, “AAJ: 2010 Dawning of a New “Decade of Corporate Accountability,” focuses on five main points for the years ahead including:
- Restoring American’s Access to Courts
- Medical Device Safety Act
- Forced Arbitration
- Protecting Patients Injured by Medical Malpractice
- Dangerous Foreign Products
In their efforts to help level the playing field and protect the rights of injury victims, founding partners, J. Kyle Bachus and Darin L. Schanker both hold leadership positions with AAJ. Mr. Bachus is one of Colorado’s two elected representatives on the Board of Governors and Mr. Schanker serves as a state delegate and as a member of the Leaders Forum. Additionally, both partners sit on several AAJ committees that address specific consumer safety issues.