As 2018 comes to a close, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has released their annual “awards” for the worst corporate conduct of 2018. This annual report highlights some of the most egregious acts of corporate greed by misleading and taking advantage of consumers in an effort to maximize profits. The report also demonstrates how these companies will continue their often-predatory practices unless they are healed accountable by our justice system. AAJ is an incredible, non-profit organization aimed at protecting the rights of consumers while ensuring equal and fair access to our courts.
Given the current political climate, Washington seems unlikely to put people’s needs ahead of corporate wishes. Therefore, our civil courts are often the only way for Americans to hold bad actors accountable and change the way they do business. Here in Chicago, we are proud to represent and fight for people, not corporations and are equally proud of our successes against some of the very companies identified in the AAJ report. We have sumarized some of the most disappointing conduct in the AAJ report below: Continue reading