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Trial Lawyers Inc.

  Trial Lawyers Inc.: Attorneys General
   A Report On The Alliance Between State AGs And The Plaintiffs' Bar 2011


Trial Lawyers Inc.: Attorneys General
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State-Sponsored Lawsuits Are Trial Bar's New Cash Cow, James Copland, Washington Examiner, 10-25-11
Obama's CFPB Nominee Abused Private Attorney Contracting in Ohio, James Copland, Washington Examiner, 10-25-11


James Copland on Wall Street Journal Live
He discussed his new report, Trial Lawyers Inc.: Attorneys General on 10-27-11.


James Copland appeared on the following radio programs to discuss his new report, Trial Lawyers Inc.: Attorneys General:
FM News Talk 97.1's "Randy Tobler Show," 10-29-11
WABC's "John Batchelor Show," 10-27-11
WTPL's "Bulldog Live with Brian Tilton," 10-26-11
SBA's "Small Business Advocate with Jim Blasingame," 10-26-11


Honorable Edwin Meese, James Copland, and Professor Lester Brickman discussed Trial Lawyers Inc: State Attorneys General in a nationwide conference call. View the event.


Hood's No-Bid Contracts Criticized, Madison County Journal, 10-27-11
Report Details The Ties That Bind AGs, Trial Lawyers, Forbes, 10-25-11
Miller Denounces Report Ranking Him Among Friendliest To Trial Lawyers' Agenda, IowaPolitics.com, 10-25-11
Politics New Report Exposes Cozy Relationship Between State AGs and Trial Lawyers, The Blaze, 10-25-11
McGraw Criticized in National Report on State Attorneys General, West Virginia Watch Dog, 10-25-11
Hood Says Political Foe Abused His Office at DPS, Picayne Item, AP, 10-25-11
Report: Obama Nominee, Some AGs Too Close To Plaintiffs Bar, Legal News Line, 10-25-11
State Attorneys General Rake in Trial Lawyer Cash, Dole Out Contracts, Watchdog.org, 10-25-11

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Civil Justice Association of California

John H. Sullivan, President

www.cjac.org, (916) 443-4900

Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy

James R. Copland, Director and Senior Fellow
Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow
Ted Frank, Adjunct Fellow
Marie Gryphon, Adjunct Fellow
Lester Brickman, Visiting Scholar
Richard A. Epstein, Visiting Scholar
(212) 599-7000


Tort Reform Organizations

American Justice Partnership
Dan Pero, President
(517) 371-5256


American Legislative Exchange Council
Amy Kjose, Director, Civil Justice Task Force
(202) 466-3800


American Tort Reform Association
Sherman Joyce, President
(202) 682-1163

Common Good
Phillip K. Howard, Founder and Chairman
(212) 576-2700


U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Legal Reform
Lisa A. Rickard, President
(202) 463-5724


Legal Organizations

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President
(202) 822-8138


Lawyers for Civil Justice
Barry Bauman, Executive Director
(202) 429-0045


Washington Legal Foundation
Daniel J. Popeo, Chairman and General Counsel
(202) 588-0302

Other Research Organizations

Cato Institute
Walter Olson, Senior Fellow
(202) 789-5200


Competitive Enterprise Institute
Hans Bader, Counsel for Special Projects
(202) 331-1010


George Mason Law and Economics Center
Henry N. Butler, Executive Director
(703) 993-8040


Heritage Foundation
Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow
(202) 675-1761

Pacific Research Institute
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Director, Business and Economic Studies
(415) 989-0833


RAND Institute for Civil Justice
James N. Dertouzos, Director
(310) 451-6979

Other Experts

John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
(202) 371-7410
John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School
(212) 854-2194
John Fund, American Spectator
(703) 807-2011
Michael S. Greve, American Enterprise Institute
(202) 862-4874
Michael I. Krauss, George Mason University School of Law
(703) 993-8024
George L. Priest, Yale Law School
(203) 432-1630
Paul H. Rubin, Emory University
(404) 727-6365
Victor E. Schwartz, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
(202) 662-4886
Michael B. Wallace, Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
(601) 968-5500

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