While on the subject, I took part in a panel discussion of medical liability in the Free State this fall (Sept. 30), sponsored by the Baltimore Lawyers chapter of the Federalist Society. "Well Fed", the weblog of the University of Baltimore Federalist chapter, has a reasonably detailed account of the proceedings. Incidentally, the Well Fed account chides the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association for refusing, in what the blogger terms "an exceptionally childish letter", to send a member to participate in the discussion. Scott Haiber of the Federalist chapter was kind enough to provide me with a copy of this letter (written by Dennis O'Brien, Public Relations Chair, MTLA) and I am amused to report that Mr. O'Brien singles me out in the letter as a reason why the trial lawyers association "cannot, in good conscience, lend legitimacy to this program by offering to participate", citing in particular the title of my recent book. Another addition to my souvenir file!
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