Preview: November’s Trial Magazine

Products of all types can pose dangers to consumers, and AAJ members will want to learn about the range of product liability issues that are tackled in the November issue of Trial, AAJ’s flagship magazine for attorneys and the legal community. Highlights of the November issue include:

SCOTUS Hears Important Consumer Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Comcast v. Behrend, which alleged a classic example of a corporation monopolizing a market and overcharging its customers.


Hurricane Sandy Update from the American Association for Justice

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Our hearts go out to the people up and down the Eastern Seaboard and beyond who are affected by Hurricane Sandy. Coastal cities have been devastated and the death toll will likely continue to rise. There are many—both consumers and fellow trial lawyers—who may need assistance in the days and weeks ahead. I'd like those who are able, to help where and when we can.


Top Advocate in Washington: Linda Lipsen

AAJ’s own Linda Lipsen has again been named a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill newspaper. Ms. Lipsen has led AAJ’s advocacy team as CEO for more than two years and successfully fought efforts that would limit Americans’ access to the courts. She has directed countless legislative campaigns on behalf of patients, workers, and consumers on a host of issues.


Linda Lipsen to Speak at Documentary Premiere

AAJ CEO Linda Lipsen will be featured on a panel Monday night as part of the Alliance for Justice’s DC premiere of Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court. Unequal Justice is a twenty minute documentary looking at the recent string of pro-corporate decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

See below for a preview of the film.


Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans


Larry Bodine: Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Today we have a guest post from the Editor in Chief of, Larry Bodine. This post was originally published on The Huffington Post and can be found here on

Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

By Larry Bodine

When Naython Watts turns six on Nov. 1, he won't realize that it's his birthday. He suffered disabling brain injuries because of botched medical care by not one -- but two doctors -- just before he was born. As a result his mother, who is a widow, will have to care for him during his 50-year life expectancy.