General Motors has received a lot of media attention lately, and for good reason. It turns out that the company decided to put the GM Cobalt (and other models) on the market even though it knew there was a problem with the car’s ignition switch.
It was a decision that has cost people their lives, and it was—like so many other harms that could have been avoided—uncovered by a trial lawyer. That is what you do. Just like AAJ member Lance Cooper, and his clients, Ken and Beth Melton, you seek truth and accountability every day.
The themes of corporate greed and deception uncovered in the Melton’s tragic story keep recurring. It is up to all of us to continue to educate the public about the work that trial lawyers do to protect families and hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.
Here are three things you can do right now to increase visibility on this issue:
- Watch this video of Sen. Claire McCaskill questioning GM CEO Mary Barra: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=qfy6p73CAVw
- For those of you on Facebook, share the video with your friends by clicking “share” on this post: https://www.facebook.com/senatormccaskill/posts/10153219656272619?stream_ref=10
- Share this video from CNN, in which the commentator says:
“We know what we know today only because of the Melton’s pursuit of justice, their willingness to file a lawsuit. Our civil justice system, it’s often maligned. But, you know, it remains a great check on our free enterprise system. Often, it serves as a more vigilant force than the government itself.”
Commitment and determination can make a difference. At the American Association for Justice we are proud to give you the support you need to fight for your clients.
Part of that support is the advocacy that we do on Capitol Hill on behalf of you and your clients. I invite you to read about the issues we are working on in our Legislative & Regulatory Update, and if you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.