October 18, 2018

Tort Law

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

114th Congress

3/21/16
Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee
ABA Opposes H.R. 4771, the HEALTH Act of 2016

112th Congress

3/28/12
House
Letter Opposing Title I of H.R. 5

111th Congress

8/13/10
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Letter 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.

7/16/10
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Letter 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.

11/3/09
CBO
Letter to Congressional Budget Office opposing its views on Tort Reform

10/8/09
House
Written 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.

9/22/09
Senate
Letter sharing ABA on Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal(Committee on Finance)

7/28/09
House
ABA Urges for Favorable Reporting of H.R. 1478, the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)

6/2/09
House
Letter opposing H.R. 1508, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)

4/13/09
Senate
Letter opposing S. 537, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)

4/13/09
House
Letter opposing H.R. 1508, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)

4/6/09
House
Letter 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)

3/24/09
House
Testimony supporting H.R. 1478, the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 (Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary)

12/29/08
House
Letter supporting the "Medical Device Safety Act" (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)

12/29/08
Senate
Letter supporting the "Medical Device Safety Act" (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)

110th Congress

5/24/07
House
Written statement opposing broad federal product liability legislation and legislation limiting seller liability (Committee on Small Business)

109th Congress

7/13/06
House
Written statement on innovative solutions to medical liability (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)

6/22/06
Senate
Written statement on medical liability: Improving the system for patients (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)

5/5/06
Senate
Letter opposing S. 22 and S. 23, legislation to pre-empt portions of the state medical professional liability laws

3/7/06
House
Letter commenting on "The Silicosis Story: Mass Tort Screening and the Public Health" (Subcommittee on Oversight and Investogations, Committee on Energy and Commerce)

2/24/06
House
Letter commenting on "health courts"proposals (Committee on the Judiciary)

2/24/06
NCSC
Letter commenting on "health courts" proposals (National Center for State Courts)

2/24/06
Senate
Letter commenting on "health courts" proposals (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions)

2/14/06
Senate
Letter commenting on asbestos legislation, S. 852 (Committee on the Judiciary and Senate Leadership)

10/10/05
House
Letter commenting on H.R. 420, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

7/21/05
House
Letter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability

5/20/05
House
Letter commenting on H.R. 420, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (Committee on the Judiciary)

2/23/05
House
Letter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability (Committee on Small Business)

2/16/05
House
Letter opposing federal proposals to pre-empt the state laws on medical liability (Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce)