Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Volume 2, Number 4: April 1995

In this Edition:

The Litigation Explosion: A Myth Worth Rebutting
Edward C. Bassett, Jr.
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie and Lougee

Medical Malpractice Update: Federal Legislation
Leonard A. Simon, Chair MATA Medical Malpractice Committee

Consumer Injustice: Proposed Federalization of Products Liability Law
Frederic N. Halstrom, Chair, MATA Products Liability Committee

A Review of the English Rule and HR 988: Another Attempt to Discourage Deserving Litigants from Pursuing Meritorious Cases
Robert I. Feinberg, Chair, MATA Contingent Fee Committee

Caps on Tort Awards for Pain and Suffering
Peter A. Donovan
Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Joint and Several Liability
Sheldon C. Toplitt
Members, MATA Joint and Several Liability Committee

Securities Litigation Reform Act
David Shellenberger and Andrea Ausiello

A Review: Punitive Damages in Products Liability Cases
Elizabeth L. B. Greene
Mirick, O'Connelll, DeMallie and Lougee










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