Last Rights: The Fight to Save the 7th Amendment shines a bright spotlight on a grave but often overlooked effort by large corporate interests to undermine America’s civil justice system and consumer rights. Trailblazing Plaintiff’s lawyer, Jeffrey B. Simon, wrote this book as a rallying cry for anyone who has ever been wronged by a rigged system of laws.
Through riveting tales of real courtroom drama, Simon exposes the insidious influence of corporate greed and political power weaponized to repeal personal rights and weaken public safety. Last Rights is a wake-up call to consumers and lawmakers to take collective, corrective action before restoration of our civil justice system becomes unachievable. This is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of our country, and a call to action for those who believe in justice and fairness.
In this eye-opening book, listen as we delve into the ongoing erosion of our civil justice system, exposing how powerful industries are behind its dismantling. Central to the narrative is the significance of the 7th Amendment, which safeguards our right to a jury trial in civil cases, and the pivotal role of plaintiff's lawyers in upholding public safety and individual rights.
Through personal anecdotes and experiences, Jeffrey shines a light on the profound impact the erosion has on our rights. Whether we are consumers, workers, patients, or lawmakers, understanding the forces at play is crucial in combating the obstacles hindering our ability to exercise our rights.
Nobody denies the existence of the 7th Amendment, and yet no one can empirically dispute that Americans have been stripped of this existential promise piece by piece, year by year for the past two decades. In this book, I describe events that I experienced or things that I learned over three decades of representing injured people and/or their families in the civil justice system against corporate Goliaths that spend millions to sway legislation in their favor through lobbyists and campaign donations to “pro-business” (read: anti-consumer) lawmakers.
If I achieve my objective, you as a reader will understand that this is a book about you, for you, rather than a book about me.
“At a pivotal moment in American history when we face an assault on our constitutional democracy, my friend Jeffrey B. Simon’s book is an essential read. Beautifully written with erudition and personal stories, Simon underlines the importance of our right to trial by jury in ensuring justice and equality.”- Matthew Dowd,
“Jeffrey Simon has written a highly compelling but damning account of the damage that has been done to our rights to a jury in civil trials as guaranteed by the Constitution. The 7th Amendment has been gutted by corporate interests in this country and Simon's book is a timely call to restore it. "- Senator Russ Feingold,
"Last Rights is a must read for anyone who cares about public health, protection of personal freedoms, and how they fit together. Simon's book masterfully connects those dots."- Linda Reinstein,