Civil Justice Background Brief

Today we are hearing the buzz words “ownership society.” Consumer attorneys agree -- own your actions. Own your decisions. Own your future.

  • If Ford makes vehicles they know are liable to roll over and kill or injure those inside – they should own up to that and make the vehicles safer.
  • If PG&E knows it is polluting drinking water – they should own up to it, stop the contamination, and begin remediation.
  • If Enron officials know they raided the pension funds of their employees and cheated their shareholders – they should admit guilt and reimburse those wronged.

Trial lawyers simply make sure that honest businesses and the honest people have the same rights and remedies as everyone else.