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September 30, 2015

Report: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Score Big Perks for Themselves Lobbying Federal Agencies

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have made significant gains lobbying federal agencies during the last seven years according to a new report released today by the ILR and the American Tort Reform Association.

The report, The Trial Lawyer Underground: Covertly Lobbying the Executive Branch, details instances in which the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the plaintiffs’ lawyer lobbying group, has lobbied federal agencies for major policy changes.

“The plaintiffs’ lawyers have become very adept at making end runs around Congress to the back rooms of federal agencies, where the rules are written and where there is little media scrutiny,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard.

Read the full report here.

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