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Headlines of Interest

Key Quote about Government Regulatory agencies: “Sometimes the only way they can learn about and act on a possible threat to consumers is from evidence produced in lawsuits, but that evidence is often hidden behind a wall of secrecy.”

16 January 2020, Reuters

We’ve said it before: Trial lawyers are akin to first responders. They file and win lawsuits, and only then do governmental regulators step in.

10 January 2020, Reuters

A damn good question: “These suits used to be a major recourse for the powerless against the powerful. Why has the Supreme Court been so determined to stamp them out?”.

18 December 2019, Slate

Tesla’s autopilot has been engaged in at least three crashes involving deaths; now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate another crash: Tesla on autopilot rear-ends parked police car. Oops.

13 December 2019, Reuters

What they’re doing is taking a predatory approach to people with progressive, fatal diseases

1 December 2019, Washington Post

New problems demand new solutions. This is a story worth keeping your eye on

3 December 2019, NY Times

We note with the sorrow the passing of a good lawyer and a great man: Allan Gerson, who helped pioneer the practice of suing foreign governments in U.S. courts for complicity in terrorism

2 December 2019, Washington Post

What is your dog worth?

22 November 2019, Washington Post

Another tragedy of false imprisonment. Does $7 million for 23 years seem like enough to you?

19 November 2019, New York Times

The Boeing Airmax disaster just gets worse. Where was the FAA? Shouldn’t regulatory agencies, you know, actually regulate?

2 August 2019, Business Insider

Artificial intelligence can sift massive amounts of data, and generate surprising benefits. But at what cost to our privacy? This is a really serious emerging issue.

31 July 2019, New York Times

A troubling article that highlights the problems inherent in secret or confidential settlements. Secrecy may promote settlements, but impairs public information, accountability, and improvements in safety.

23 July 2019, New York Times

This. This is simply, unforgivably horrible. How do these companies possibly justify the foreseeable, preventable deaths of children?

18 July 2019, Washington Post

This is just icky. Why would the Federal Government try to keep people fighting nursing home abuse out of court? Remember – One reason for the Revolutionary War was to preserve the right of trial by jury. What happened?

18 July 2019, Public Justice

There is a phenomenon called agency capture, where regulatory agencies become servants of the very industries that they are supposed to regulate. And so now, kids will be at risk from a dangerous pesticide. Does that seem right to you?

18 July 2019, Reuters

Tort Lawyers, representing wrongfully injured people, are akin to first responders – they get involved and seek justice before there is a government recall or investigation.

12 July 2019, Bloomberg

First, they lost their children. Then the conspiracy theories started. Now, the parents of Newtown are fighting back.

8 July 2019, Washington Post

Years of turmoil and complaints led the Southern Poverty Law Center to fire its founder Morris Dees

5 April 2019, Washington Post

The Catholic Church snuck this provision past Maryland lawmakers. Abuse victims deserve better.

5 April 2019, Washington Post

“Fun, creative, visually stunning and provocative. By emphasizing cases where the civil justice system led not only to compensation for injured parties, but also to changes in corporate practice that made everyone safer, the museum reveals the truth about tort law—and likely leaves visitors with more sympathy towards it.”


“The museum aims to describe the evolution of the law regarding negligence and liability, and it features some of the most groundbreaking cases of the late 20th century.”

The New York Times

“The American Museum of Tort Law reminds visitors how unhealthy American lives were not so long ago.”

The Washington Post

“The museum’s mission is to restore the idea that personal-injury law is not a way to line the pockets of a few lucky lawyers but rather a way to hold the powerful to account. As presented by the museum, personal-injury law may be the only way to hold a corporation accountable to the people it has harmed.”

The New Yorker

“This nonprofit, educational institution aims to make people aware of tort law’s pivotal role in the protection of personal freedom and safety, and celebrates the historical and contemporary achievements of the civil justice system.”


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