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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Forced Arbitration April 14, 2016
Matt Cartwright, D-PA
"No. You are going to join a class action because nobody can afford to hire a lawyer where $45 is the amount in controversy. That is why we have class actions, so the corporations don’t get away with that monkey business."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1927, Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act Of 2015 January 7, 2016
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
"Let me put my bona fides on the table here. I have filed class actions, particularly in civil rights cases. Each of them were certified as class actions. They led to the desegregation of schools in the county that I am privileged to serve, the desegregation of juvenile detention facilities, and several others too numerous to mention."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 19, 2015
Maria Cantwell, D-WA
"S. 2331. A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to make invalid and unenforceable predispute arbitration agreements with respect to controversies arising under provisions of such Act and to preserve the rights of servicemembers to bring class actions under such Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs."
Honoring The Life And Legacy Of The Late Nausead Lyvelle Stewart, Esq. November 17, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"A year later, when LCDC closed its Mississippi Office, Nausead was hired to work across the street at Anderson, Banks, Nichols and Leventhal to assist with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) civil rights litigation. That work consisted primarily of dealing with the post desegregation discriminatory practices in teacher and administrator hiring and retention. Nausead played a primary role in assuring, through litigating several cases, that the “Uniform Singleton Decree” which provided for the utilization of objective non-racial standards in determining which education professionals would be retained should desegregation result in a loss of positions due to duplication. It also provided a first right of refusal for subsequent new openings to any professionals who were not rehired because of such duplication. Additionally, Nausead worked on other successful employment class actions against large employers in our state. A case law query will reveal some of the great work that she did during this era and continuing in to the 1980s."
Keep Student Loans Affordable Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed July 9, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"After graduation she returned to Las Vegas and excelled, first as an associate and now as a partner, at the firm Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, a longtime brave, proud Nevada law firm. She is the first and only female partner in that firm. She specialized in civil litigation, complex commercial disputes, appeals, and class actions."

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