Richman Law Group (RLG) works with various non-profit groups to advocate on behalf of consumers regarding health and environmental issues.
Here are several ways:
RLG can serve as counsel for a non-profit, which would in turn serve as the plaintiff in a class action or other legal matter. For example:
- In Washington, DC, under the Consumer Law Amendment, non-profit organizations can bring actions on behalf of its constituents for conduct that violates DC law.
- The Lanham Act, a federal law, gives standing to trade associations to sue on behalf of their members against their competitors making deceptive or other false claims.
The attorney for a non-profit organization could serve as co-counsel with RLG. For example, we have worked as co-counsel with the Center for Science in the Public Interest on various cases regarding deceptive food marketing.
We have also participated as local New York co-counsel, representing a broad coalition of non-profits and experts opposing the legal challenge to New York City’s portion cap on soft drinks.
We have also worked with Public Justice on several cases involving arbitration.
RLG will often turn to non-profit groups and individuals who serve as consulting experts for investigations and cases within an area of expertise. Such topic areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, toxins, foods additives, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
A non-profit can be a recipient of a cy pres award, a mechanism used in some class action settlements to achieve a public benefit. Cy pres awards are used for benefits that have a sufficient nexus with the issue litigated, such as educating consumers about toxic chemicals or harmful food ingredients. For example, the nonprofit ChangeLab Solutions has been a recipient of a cy pres award.
For inquiries on partnering with us contact: firstname.lastname@example.org