The Director’s Cut

Do You Think That This Stuff Just Happens?

May 31, 2018

You think that bad stuff just happens? In 2016, 42,000 Americans died because of opioids. 40 percent of those deaths were due to prescription opioids.…

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When Madness Walked the Earth

April 19, 2018

In 2012, the unspeakable happened. A madman, armed with rifle designed for war, slaughtered little children in a school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Butchered them.…

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Another Step

March 26, 2018

The gigantic March for our Lives event on March 24, 2018 was, perhaps, a watershed moment in American efforts to get some measure of control…

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Do You Want To Know Why Tort Law Is Important? I’ll Tell You

March 22, 2018

The Georgia Supreme court just upheld a $40 million dollar verdict against Chrysler in a case where a little boy burned to death in a…

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Banning Football to Tackle Children’s safety

January 26, 2018

It is well-established that football causes C.T.E. a devastating injury responsible for dementia, and even death.  See last week’s note, “Football Settlement Excludes Players”. The…

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The Medical Device Nightmare

January 17, 2018

Medical devices – artificial hips, etc. – are poorly regulated, and patients who receive them can suffer devastating consequences. A recent New York Times article…

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Removing the Veil of Secrecy

December 22, 2017

On December 19th, 2017, the New York Times reported that Microsoft has “eliminated forced arbitration agreements with employees who make sexual harassment claims and was…

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What victims of sexual assault can learn from car dealers.

December 20, 2017

Recently, Kevin Webb, a former dealership service manager wrote a fascinating letter to to Automotive News.  It is so startling that it is worth quoting…

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September 11, 2017

Why All Americans Need the Tort System, And Accountability for Wrongdoing. The news that up to 143 million Americans’ private data and personal information has…

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Defending the Rights of Consumers

August 22, 2017

The New York Times published an important and excellent Op-Ed on Tuesday, August 22, written by Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection…

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