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 has served as counsel alongside nonprofits, which have in turn served as the plaintiffs in class action or other legal matters. 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.
RLG has partnered with nonprofits to co-counsel on litigation across the country and on various types of cases.
For example, we have worked as co-counsel with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food and Water Watch, Animal Equality, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Public Justice, and other groups on various cases regarding deceptive food marketing, animal welfare, and environmental protection.
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).
RLG has also helped nonprofit clients receive cy pres awards, which are 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 nonprofits The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment and ChangeLab Solutions have been recipients of cy pres awards.
RLG attorneys have spoken at many conferences and forums to educate the public on our work and that of our nonprofit partners. Here are some of the recent venues where RLG representatives have spoken:
- Cambridge Forum on Plaintiffs’ Class Action Litigation
- Beyond Pesticides Forum
- Agricultural Verdicts of Interest: Monsanto & Smithfield
Let us know if you’d like to have an RLG attorney speak at an event, and follow us on social media to stay up to date on our next engagements.
For inquiries on partnering with us contact: firstname.lastname@example.org