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AAJ ADDRESSES TOP
CONCERNS WITH CONGRESS
BY DREW ASHBY

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n March 28-29, 2017,

and the importance of a robust civil justice sys-

involved. Together, we can protect the rights

Lance Cooper, A AJ

tem. Republicans in Congress are sometimes

of our clients and of all of Georgia's citizens. ●

Parliamentarian Navan

not well-versed with these issues, and we are

Ward, Patrick and Emily

eager to start a dialogue about it-one that will

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matson, and I traveled to

better explain how these issues are inextrica-

Drew Ashby is an Associate
with the Cooper Firm in Marietta,

Washington, D.C. to meet

bly linked to constitutional principles that they

with the Republican members of the Georgia

hold as core values. Our meetings went very

Georgia. He specializes in cata-

Congressional delegation. We were there along

well and we are actively engaging in follow-

strophic personal injury, wrongful death, and

with approximately 60 other AAJ members

up with a few of the Republican members who

product liability cases. Ashby has a special

who were meeting with members of Congress

were the most receptive to our discussions, but

expertise in product liability cases involving auto-

from their states, where are main focus was

we can only be successful with the support and

mobiles, ATVs, boats, industrial equipment, and a

to discuss H.R. 1215, a bill severely restricting

involvement of everyone.

variety of consumer/household products. He is a

medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medi-

GTLA Champion Member as well as a member of

cal device litigation. That also allowed us to

Visit www.gtla.org to learn more about

the Verdict Editorial Board. He can be reached at

discuss the 7th Amendment, federalism issues

the Civil Justice PAC and how you can get

drew@thecooperfirm.com.

Our mediation and arbitration
professionals offer world-class service
combined with local expertise. We
specialize in: personal injury  wrongful
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Verdict - Summer 2017

President’s Message
Don’t Stop Fighting: Overcoming Obstacles Leads to Record Verdict in Camden County
Amazing Things Happen When Women Get Involved!
AAJ Addresses Top Concerns with Congress
Pro Bono Representation: A Bond Forged between a Naval Officer and Trial Lawyer
3 Tips for Defeating Daubert Motions
Common Issues to Stay on Guard in Cases Involving Tortious Security Officers
The Confusing Question of Causation in Criminal Attack Premises Liability Cases
Technology: Notetaking for the Digital Lawyer
New Lawyers’ Corner: 6 Questions for Verdict
Pope Langdale: Community Investments for a Cause
Case Updates: Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959
Workers’ Comp: Standard of Review — “Any Evidence” Rule
Thank You, Civil Justice PAC Contributors!
GTLA Champion Members
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Intro
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover1
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover2
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 3
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 4
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 5
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 6
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 7
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 8
Verdict - Summer 2017 - President’s Message
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Don’t Stop Fighting: Overcoming Obstacles Leads to Record Verdict in Camden County
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 11
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Amazing Things Happen When Women Get Involved!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - AAJ Addresses Top Concerns with Congress
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Pro Bono Representation: A Bond Forged between a Naval Officer and Trial Lawyer
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 15
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 3 Tips for Defeating Daubert Motions
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 17
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Common Issues to Stay on Guard in Cases Involving Tortious Security Officers
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 19
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 20
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 21
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 22
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 23
Verdict - Summer 2017 - The Confusing Question of Causation in Criminal Attack Premises Liability Cases
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 25
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 26
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 27
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Technology: Notetaking for the Digital Lawyer
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 29
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 30
Verdict - Summer 2017 - New Lawyers’ Corner: 6 Questions for Verdict
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 32
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 33
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Pope Langdale: Community Investments for a Cause
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 35
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Case Updates: Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 37
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Workers’ Comp: Standard of Review — “Any Evidence” Rule
Verdict - Summer 2017 - 39
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Thank You, Civil Justice PAC Contributors!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Welcome New GTLA Members!
Verdict - Summer 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover3
Verdict - Summer 2017 - cover4
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