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Eric Beyer, Attorney

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December 2017

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Fighting Cancer in Memory of Barb

November was Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This year our staff collected donations for this cause as their first “Giving Day” initiative. Contributions totaled $1,710 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This effort was particularly meaningful to all of us here as we lost a dear friend and co-worker Barb Phelps to pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Barb was a treasured gem at SiebenCarey for nearly 30 years. If you would like to learn more about PCAN, click below. During this holiday season our sincere wish is health and happiness to you and yours. Happy Holidays!

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Statue of Liberty

Normally at this time we highlight the year’s greatest victories for civil justice. Like forcing automakers to admit that they sold vehicles with exploding airbags or faulty ignition switches. Like holding accountable those who cover up the use of cancer-causing asbestos. Like shedding light on medical devices that fail or cause debilitating side effects.

Yes, those battles and many more continue, but 2017 might be remembered instead for several troubling reversals in the fight to protect the health, safety and legal rights of all Americans. You should know why.


$12 Billion

The money returned to Americans by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is under fire by Wall Street and Congress.


Secret Arbitrations Hide Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson warns women about forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts.



NPR investigates a growing movement to hold providers accountable for patient opioid addiction.

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