Friday, October 29, 2010

In Defense of the Litigation System

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.”

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October 29, 2010 in 9/11, Aggregate Litigation Procedures, Current Affairs, Lawyers | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

BP Oil Spill Update

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.

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October 29, 2010 in Current Affairs, Mass Disasters | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebration of Richard Nagareda's Life Scheduled at Vanderbilt

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 grace.renshaw@vanderbilt.edu 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
Dean’s Office
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.

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October 25, 2010 in Current Affairs, Mass Tort Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)