Justice Lost
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“There is one way in this country in which all men is created equal—there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockafeller, the stupid man the equal of Einstein, ad the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution is the court.” – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird.

But is the average citizen able to get into court? Several court cases in the past decade have made this a much more difficult task. In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the U.S. Supreme Court made it much easier for corporations to use form contracts to bar customers from court to stop unscrupulous charges. The effect will be that no individual lawsuits will be filed because the amount involved is too small.

In the Walmart v. Dukes case, the five member majority essentially precluded employees from getting to court in a discrimination claim, making it unlikely for corporations to be held accountable.

Perhaps the most troubling is the Pliva v. Mensing case, which bars suits against generic drug manufacturers for failing to warn consumers of their drug’s dangers. Now 90% of patients use generic drugs and there is no incentive on the part of the manufacturers to warn of danger.

Really unfair: Connick v. Thompson. Prosecutors hid key evidence and convicted an innocent man of murder. Though the man spent 18 years in prison, the court ruled he couldn’t sue the prosecutors.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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