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Big goings on in Philadelphia



Quite a weekend in Philadelphia just past. The National Governors Association celebrated its 100th anniversary, with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendall taking over as chairman for the 2008-2009 year. As governor, Rendell has frustrated tort-reform advocates over the years, vetoing one reform bill (SB 435) in 2006. (Point of Law post.) But Rendell is making infrastructure his national NGA focus.

Also in Philadelphia, the annual convention of the American Association for Justice continues today, with Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken speaking at a townhall meeting. And, like every day, it's a big day for litigation groups, those bands of attorneys who join to share good ideas about suing people. From today's agenda, we see the activity:

Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting
Construction Defects - Property Damages Litigation Group and Toxic Mold Litigation Group Education Program
Resort Torts Litigation Group Education Program
Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group Education Program
Aviation Law Section Education Program
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group Education Program
Human Bone & Tissue Recovered from Cadavers Litigation Group
Elective Gastric Bypass Litigation Group
Securities Litigation Group Meeting
Nursing Homes Litigation Group Bring Your Files Forum and Roundtable
Burn Injury, Crane & Aerial Lift Injury Litigation Groups Bring Your Files Forum
Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Roundtable
Chiropractic Malpractice Proposed Litigation Group
Gas Fire & Explosions Litigation Group
Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group
Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Executive Committee
Walmart-Proposed Litigation Group
Orthopedic Implant Litigation Group Roundtable
AMO Complete Moisture Plus Eye Care Solution Litigation Meeting
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group Roundtable
Nursing Homes Litigation Group Education Program
Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group
Fair Housing Litigation Group
Lawn Mower Litigation Bring Your Files Forum and Roundtable
Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group
Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group and Railroad Law Section Joint Meeting and Roundtable Electric Blankets and Heating Pads Litigation Group Roundtable

Orthopedic Implant Litigation Group Roundtable
AMO Complete Moisture Plus Eye Care Solution Litigation Meeting
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group Roundtable
Nursing Homes Litigation Group Education Program
Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group
Fair Housing Litigation Group
Lawn Mower Litigation Bring Your Files Forum and Roundtable
Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group
Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group and Railroad Law Section Joint Meeting and Roundtable Electric Blankets and Heating Pads Litigation Group Roundtable

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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