The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has published “Worst Corporate Conduct of 2017,” a report detailing “this year’s worst corporate offenders, the aggressive corporate culture plaguing in the United States, and the need for a strong civil justice system to ensure consumers and workers can hold corporations accountable and deter corporate misconduct.”
The report highlights outrageous corporate misconduct and offenses of the past year, including:
- Monsanto’s Ghostwriting of Scientific Studies
- Wells Fargo’s Wrongful Repossession of 25,000 Customers’ Cars
- FOX News’ $50 Million One-Year Bill for Sexual Harassment
- Equifax Profiting from its Massive Data Breach
- Johnson & Johnson’s Catalog of Dangerous Products
- Takata’s Cover Up of 70 Million Potentially Lethal Air Bags; and
- McKesson’s Billion-Dollar Profiteering from the Opioid Crisis
According to the AAJ, “When corporations put profits before safety and customer and employee welfare, and the regulatory system proves unable to force change, the civil justice system is the last line of defense to protect consumers. Lawsuits have proved to be the most effective, and sometimes the only, mechanism for deterring negligent behavior and rooting out corporate misconduct.”
“The misconduct highlighted in this report is a stark reminder that corporations will stop at nothing to protect their profits – even if that means putting consumers and workers at risk,” said Kathleen Nastri, President of AAJ. “As this report clearly illustrates, Americans need access to the courts so they can get justice and stand up to the onslaught of misconduct.”
About the American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at justice.org.
Lieff Cabraser’s Commitment to Justice
For over 40 years, Lieff Cabraser has represented consumers harmed by corporate misconduct and fraud as well as those injured by dangerous and defective medical products and pharmaceutical drugs. Our current work includes cases against Equifax, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, and Takata, as well as gender discrimination lawsuits against Google, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories.