Thursday, March 04, 2004

Wrongful death lawsuits against gun sellers

Wrongful death lawsuits against gun sellers are rare notwithstanding John Grisham's good (albeit unrealistic) book The Runaway Jury, which puts gun sellers on trial after a father dies in a workplace mass murder. In fact, I know of no such lawsuits for personal injury or wrongful death in Wisconsin. Nevertheless, some want to regulate tort law to give gun sellers immunity, The New Bill to Protect the Gun Industry From Lawsuits. The proposal did not win though as those valuing justice and human life won, like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Brady Campaign (Jim Brady was shot in an assassination attempt on President Reagan).
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Sunday, February 29, 2004

Lawyers critical of AIG Chairman's speech

Lawyers demand apology for 'terrorists' remark refers to AIG Chairman Maurice Greenberg, who I discussed here before. The American Bar Association was critical of the comment Greenberg made while speaking at Boston College (one of many schools with a law school) when he foolishly labeled as "terrorists" trial lawyers.

Attorneys with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), a lawyers group in which I am a sustaining member, called for an apology from Greenberg. The irony of this comment is that more than 1,100 of ATLA's lawyers helped hundreds of individuals and surviving families file claims with the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund without charging any fees whatsoever.

Lawyers are hated by billionaire Greenberg, see Friday, July 25, 2003 and Friday, February 07, 2003 describing Greenberg's insanity and obnoxious wealth. Even more ironic is the fact that Greenberg, AIG, and many other insurers have profited to the tune of billions of dollars as they used the 9-11 tragedy and subsequent stock market crash - see Wartime Profiteering - as an excuse to hike insurance rates while at the same time calling for "tort reform" and blaming it all on "evil" "terrorist" lawyers.


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