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Trial Lawyers Inc.: State Attorneys General

October 25, 2011 9:04 AM

James R. Copland

Throughout its history, Point of Law has been examining the relationship between state attorneys general and the trial bar. On October 25, the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, our site sponsor, released the sixteenth edition of its Trial Lawyers, Inc. series focusing on just this topic. To react to the report and address the subject in more detail, we have brought together a fascinating group of practitioners, journalists, and tort-reform activists to discuss the issue in this featured discussion. In alphabetical order:

John Beisner is co-head of the Mass Torts and Insurance Litigation Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He focuses on the defense of purported class actions, mass tort matters and other complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts.

John H. Fund is a senior editor of The American Spectator and author of the Stealing Elections (Encounter Books).

Sherman "Tiger" Joyce is president of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), the leading national organization dedicated exclusively to civil justice reform.

Amy Kjose is the director of the Civil Justice Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) serving also as a liaison for legal reform groups nationwide to promote legal reform efforts.

Lisa A. Rickard is the president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) providing strategic leadership to ILR's comprehensive program aimed at changing the nation's legal culture.

Victor Schwartz is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the Kansas City-based law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., and chairs its Public Policy Group which seeks to be the vanguard of developing public policy issues that will help improve our civil justice system.

 

 

 

FEATURED DISCUSSION ARCHIVE:


Obamacare Decision: Reactions, July 2012
Law School Faculty Diversity, May-June 2012
Class Actions, May 2012
Constitutionality of Individual Mandate, March 2012
Human Rights and International Law, February-March 2012
The constitutionality of President Obama's recess appointments, January 2012
Do caps on medical malpractice damages hurt consumers?, December 2011
Trial Lawyers Inc.: State Attorneys General, October 2011
Wal-Mart v. Dukes, April 2011
Kagan Supreme Court nomination, May-June 2010
Election roundtable, November-December 2006
Who's the boss, September 2006
Medical judgement, July 2006
Lawyer Licensing, May 2006
Contingent claims, April 2006
Smoking guns, July 2004

Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.