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NACA in the News: Some Businesses Ask You to Waive Your Right to Sue If You Get COVID; What You Need to Know

Release Date: 
August 4, 2020

NBC Washington, Some Businesses Ask You to Waive Your Right to Sue If You Get COVID; What You Need to Know

"But the National Association of Consumer Advocates worries sweeping liability protection might encourage some businesses not to take as many precautions to keep customers and employees safe.

NACA in the News: States test new climate strategies in Big Oil showdowns

Release Date: 
June 29, 2020

E&E News, States test new climate strategies in Big Oil showdowns

"Collaboration between states isn't a conspiracy, said Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. It's good legal strategy for fighting companies that will throw a lot of money into litigation to 'paper you to death,' he said.

Consumer Groups Send Letter to Congress Opposing Immunity for Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

Publish Date: 
May 6, 2020
Type: 
legislative

NACA joined national consumer advocacy organizations in a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to reject any legislation that would use the COVID-19 crisis to override state laws and insulate unsafe businesses from liability.

Bill Targets Federal Agency Enforcement Decrees and Settlement Agreements; Undermines Enforcement of Federal Laws

Publish Date: 
October 23, 2017
Type: 
legislative

The so-called “Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017” would undermine the enforcement of federal laws and impede the resolution of various consumer protection, anti-discrimination, environmental, and public health cases before our federal courts.

Groups Strongly Oppose Attacks on Civil Justice

Publish Date: 
February 2, 2017
Type: 
legislative

The House Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to mark up several bills that collectively would make it more difficult for Americans to enforce their legal rights, and would place unreasonable burdens on the federal judiciary and federal enforcement officials. Organizations strongly oppose these bills as harmful and unnecessary.

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