Retirement of Executive Director

The American Museum of Tort Law announces the retirement of its executive director, Richard L. Newman. Mr. Newman, who has been the executive director since the Museum opened in 2015 is an attorney, co-author of the treatise Tort Remedies in Connecticut, and a past-President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He was responsible for the…

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Ralph Nader’s statement on the death of Ramsey Clark

Our sympathies to the family of former Attorney General and architect of key civil rights laws, Ramsey Clark. He believed no matter how brutal the accused defendants, they must be tried under the rule of law with competent counsel. He practiced what he preached, often pro bono. For the law to be respected, there had…

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Interview

Hey Justice junkies, do you know what happened to Steve Donziger, and why it’s so important?  Listen to the Ralph Nader radio hour interview with Mr. Donziger, right here, to learn more:  https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/corporate-prisoner/

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Trial lawyer Marc J. Bern has become a Founder

The American Museum of Tort Law takes great pleasure in announcing that nationally known trial lawyer Marc J. Bern has become a Founder. Marc is the founding partner of Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP, a law firm headquartered in New York City that handles complex litigation across the United States. Mr. Bern focuses his…

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Trial lawyer James E. Fitzgerald has become a Founder.

The American Museum of Tort Law takes great pleasure in announcing that nationally known trial lawyer James E. Fitzgerald has become a Founder. Jim Fitzgerald started his law practice in 1975 and founded The Fitzgerald Law Firm in 1982 with the cornerstone belief of finding truth and justice. Jim represents people in complex damages cases…

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The the passing of Attorney Fred Levin

Fred Levin was a bold and pioneering lawyer in the field of large-scale tort law, meant to compensate many wrongfully injured people and deter wrongdoing in the future. He demonstrated these skills at the onset of the historic mass litigation against the carcinogenic tobacco industry. He was a major philanthropist and motivator of younger lawyers.…

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Why Justice Alito Is Absolutely, Profoundly, Decidedly Wrong.

On November 12th, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered, via Zoom, a speech to the right-wing Federalist society. It was blunt, and clearly articulated his highly politicized views about current issues, including Covid-19 and the attempts to control it. Justice Alito also discussed Obergefell, the Supreme Court decision which recognized gay marriage. Here is an…

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Nader Calls On President Trump to Cancel Tulsa Rally

June 18, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Black Lives Matter Blvd. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: More than 120,000 American citizens have died in in the last three months as a result of the Covid-19 virus. The pandemic is still prevalent, and the number of new cases is rising in…

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Vosburg v. Putney

Seal of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Vosburg v. Putney Here’s what happened: Waukesha, Wisconsin, February 20, 1889. School. Class is in session. There are two boys that we are concerned with, Andrew Vosburg, who is 14, and George Putney, who is 11. They’re sitting across from each other, and Putney, the eleven-year old, reaches across the aisle with his foot, and…

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