Monday, October 20, 2008
Bill Marler, a leading plaintiff-side attorney specializing in food poisoning litigation has this fascinating blog providing commentary about his work and related subjects: http://www.marlerblog.com/
I saw him speak at the recent Class Actions/Mass Tort symposium put on by the Louisiana Bar Association. One of the most interesting things he said is that he often speaks to companies trying to prevent epidemics of food poisoning and to protect themselves against litigation - once he's able to get their attention that is. This is an aspect of the trial lawyer's role that I'd never thought of before: educating potential tortfeasors on how to avoid the tort. It underscores the lawyer and tort system's role in deterrence in addition to compensating victims.
The blog is worth checking out; I'll resist the obvious jokes. ADL