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Every day, Big Banks, Big Polluters, and Big Tech companies are threatening our economy, our environment, and our democracy – sacrificing Main Street Americans and our families on the altar of corporate profits. Public Citizen advocates for ordinary people by taking on corporate interests and their cronies in government.
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The climate crisis is the challenge of our time. We can fix it with solutions that will make us healthier and more economically secure. We must act quickly to make our economy run on renewable power — and ensure that disadvantaged families and displaced workers share equitably in the new economy. We also must fight the corrupting power of fossil fuel companies and ensure that energy regulators are effective and publicly accountable.
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January 09, 2023
In 2014, a retirement plan operating by a local health provider in Mississippi’s Gulf Coast area suffered catastrophic losses that…
May 26, 2021
This case arises from multidistrict mass-tort litigation against Monsanto for claims related to injuries caused by the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto…
October 30, 2020
Public Citizen filed an amicus brief, jointly with National Association of Consumer Advocates and National Consumer Law Center, in response…
March 06, 2020
Plaintiffs brought this class action suit against Ford seeking damages under a variety of statutory and common law theories on…
November 18, 2019
In this class action against General Motors (GM), the plaintiffs allege that model year 2010–2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain…
February 04, 2019
Homeowners in a lower-income neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio, sued corporations that were responsible for severe groundwater contamination by toxic chemicals,…
February 26, 2018
This case concerns an alleged automatic transmission defect in certain automobiles. After the parties reached a settlement, the named plaintiffs…
December 01, 2016
This case concerned claims by large numbers of former professional football players that serious football injuries—concussions and other head impacts—have…
January 06, 2016
This case was filed on behalf of a class of New Yorkers against debt collector United Collection Bureau (UCB) for…
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