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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.
Prescription drugs are unaffordable and new drugs and devices often are approved without being proven safe and effective. Public Citizen challenges Big Pharma, device manufacturers and federal regulators to make drugs and medical devices safe, effective and accessible to all.
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Health care in the U.S. leaves too many people out, costs too much and doesn’t meet acceptable standards of quality. Much of the care that we get is unaffordable, unnecessary or harmful. Public Citizen advocates Medicare for All, stronger oversight of dangerous doctors and safe clinical trials.
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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Litigation can remedy or deter wrongdoing, impact policy and meaningfully slow abuses of power. Whether suing on behalf of our members to ensure the honest functioning of government, or representing individual consumers seeking redress in court, our litigation draws on our expertise in administrative law, constitutional law, and government transparency.
September 30, 2021
A pet grooming company sued a consumer and his wife for defamation over a negative review that the consumer posted…
May 14, 2021
The developer of a planned unit development sued homeowners who opposed its additional construction in their community, claiming that a…
April 01, 2021
Facebook used autodialing equipment to contact consumers’ cell phones without consent. One consumer who had not consented to receive such…
March 31, 2021
Two ideological nonprofit groups challenged California’s requirement that 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations file their IRS Form 990 Schedule B with state…
July 13, 2020
Robert Trump sued his niece, Mary Trump, seeking to block her from publishing a book that includes critical statements about…
July 06, 2020
In the 2016 presidential election, a majority of voters in the state of Washington voted for Hillary Clinton. As a…
In this case, an association of political consultants, along with a polling firm and two state political parties, filed suit…
February 24, 2020
A company that owns an apartment building in Manhattan brought defamation suit against a neighbor of the building claiming that…
December 10, 2019
An animal rights protestor sued the City of Vallejo to challenge an ordinance that required individuals to obtain an advance…
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