Tort Law

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111 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
08-13-10Feinberg Rozen, LLPLetter to Kenneth Feinberg to respond to his request for some preliminary reactions to his Draft Gulf Coast Claims Facility Protocol for Emergency Advance Payments (“EAP Protocol”) including suggested redlined edits to the draft Protocol and conceptual comments and other more substantive suggestions.
07-16-10Feinberg Rozen, LLPLetter to Kenneth Feinberg to respond to his request for some preliminary reactions to his Gulf Coast Claims Facility Draft Protocol, including suggested redlined edits to the draft Protocol and conceptual comments and other more substantive suggestions.
11-03-09CBOLetter to Congressional Budget Office opposing its views on Tort Reform
10-08-09HouseWritten testimony of Ilene Knable Gotts concerning H.R. 3596, “The Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009” before the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, Committee on the Judiciary.
09-22-09SenateLetter sharing ABA on Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal(Committee on Finance)
07-28-09HouseABA Urges for Favorable Reporting of H.R. 1478, the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
06-02-09HouseLetter opposing H.R. 1508, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)
04-13-09SenateLetter opposing S. 537, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
04-13-09HouseLetter opposing H.R. 1508, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
04-06-09HouseLetter from Professor Saltzburg clarifying the Federal Tort Claims Act from his recent testimony at the H.R. 1478 Hearing (Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary)
03-24-09HouseTestimony supporting H.R. 1478, the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 (Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary)
12-29-08HouseLetter supporting the "Medical Device Safety Act" (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)
12-29-08SenateLetter supporting the "Medical Device Safety Act" (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)
110 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
05-24-07HouseWritten statement opposing broad federal product liability legislation and legislation limiting seller liability (Committee on Small Business)
109 thCongress
DateRecipientDescription
07-13-06HouseWritten statement on innovative solutions to medical liability (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)
06-22-06SenateWritten statement on medical liability: Improving the system for patients (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)
05-05-06SenateLetter opposing S. 22 and S. 23, legislation to pre-empt portions of the state medical professional liability laws
03-07-06HouseLetter commenting on "The Silicosis Story: Mass Tort Screening and the Public Health" (Subcommittee on Oversight and Investogations, Committee on Energy and Commerce)
02-24-06HouseLetter commenting on "health courts"proposals (Committee on the Judiciary)
02-24-06NCSCLetter commenting on "health courts" proposals (National Center for State Courts)
02-24-06SenateLetter commenting on "health courts" proposals (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)
02-14-06SenateLetter commenting on asbestos legislation, S. 852 (Committee on the Judiciary and Senate Leadership)
10-10-05HouseLetter commenting on H.R. 420, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
07-21-05HouseLetter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability
05-20-05HouseLetter commenting on H.R. 420, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (Committee on the Judiciary)
02-23-05HouseLetter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability (Committee on Small Business)
02-16-05HouseLetter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)

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