Friday, October 29, 2010
In an article by Jim Snyder on Bloomberg news, Kenneth Feinberg defends the legal system especially for ordinary cases:
“I happen to believe, in the run-of-the- mill, everyday life in America, the legal system works pretty well.”
The American Lawyer's D.M. Levine reports that the Fred Bartlit investigation into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill found that "despite multiple test results showing that a cement-foam mixture meant to seal the bottom of the well was unstable, Halliburton and BP used the flawed material anyway." The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling asked Fred Bartlit, a named partner in a Chicago litigation boutique, to lead the investigation into the Deepwater probe. Bartlit's letter to the Commission is available here.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Vanderbilt University has scheduled a celebration of Professor Richard Nagareda's life for November 12, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Law School's Flynn Auditorium. The Vanderbilt Hustler provided the following information last Friday:
The event will have limited seating. Parking for visitors will be available in Lot 5B, which is located directly across from the law school at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Broadway.
Friends, alumni and former colleagues are invited to honor Nagareda by sending tributes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on a special tribute website here or at http://law.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/richard-nagareda-tributes/index.aspx. Or mail your message or a letter of condolence with a note indicating whether you’d like your tribute posted online or only forwarded to Nagareda’s family to:
Vanderbilt University Law School/Nagareda Memorials
131 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
The law school has also created a memorial scholarship fund established at the family's request. You can donate by clicking here or by sending a donation to the address above.