Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chasing the Ambulance Away: Reshaping the Role of the Personal Injury Lawyer in Society and the Law

Denis Stearns, Founding Partner, Marler Clark LLP, PS, was the featured speaker at The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture, Thursday, June 17 at Michigan State University. The lecture entitled, Chasing the Ambulance Away: Reshaping the Role of the Personal Injury Lawyer in Society and the Law is available  online; click here.Stearns began his involvement in food-related litigation in 1993 as one of the lead defense attorneys handling the cases arising from the historic Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Since helping to found Marler Clark twelve years ago, he has worked on hundreds of food outbreak cases, including recent ones involving E. coli O157:H7-contaminated Dole spinach, Salmonella in Peter Pan peanut butter and Banquet pot pies, and a spate of outbreaks involving E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef, Nestlé cookie dough, and raw milk.

1 comment:

Monte said...

Okay, sorry about this off topic comment for this blog post but not off topic for the blogsite.

I just received this info via a newsletter that I subscribe to originated by Winston Kao at Go Beyond Organics (please tell me what you know about this):

ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL PREVENTION, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), it is hereby ordered as follows [10 June 2010]:

Here is an excert:


"Section 6 (g) contains specific plans to ensure that all prevention programs outside the Department of Health and Human Services are based on the science-based guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under subsection (d) of this section."

"In other words, ALL prevention programs, even those outside of the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, must align with CDC guidelines, which are "science-based." What do we take for prevention? Herbs and vitamins. Herbs that you grow in your backyard and vitamins that are not approved by your doctor do not fall under these "science-based" guidelines, and are not allowed. Therefore, this will effectively open the door to outlawing ALL disease prevention practices that use herbs and vitamins not prescribed by a doctor, and implement CODEX ALIMENTARIUS right here in the good old U.S.A.

You can of course go to the White House website and get the entire document.

"If you have not heard about this law, which has already been approved, and on the books from any mainstream media, you should most definitely jump up and down and know that the bad guys have succeeded in pulling the wool over the general public's head again.

"On a very casual survey, every single vitamin shop that I have talked to in the last two days have absolutely no clue that this is a fact in the United States. The fact that it has been devoid of mainstream media means that there are other plans in the works. I've already started to see some red herrings being thrown about in the Senate how they need to address this subject of Codex Alimentarius when it has already been put in law.

"This executive order completely bypassed Congress and the general open discussion on this particular subject of food, vitamins, and prevention. Please forward this short e-mail to as many health practitioners, friends, alternative doctors, for this is the only way this data will get around."

The Exact document from the White House Website:


http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103566788001&s=3593&e=0013-wgbc4vMJfEBqh-iUjyWtkI5S2wPaK6vSRb_PbghEsPZi7UZrnEFExl5z9OjtsqKZoW0vOLwpRxKDxJ0-OtvFbhcDoJbUZ4f2rPKfqhj88s3bn9yhQVlbu-UuN4QZy9wahN7yFOKDbM4gBL16R6usJfW9QTSJEeYdHEYR112_e3r1X29hopG1q835FCtkwC82JgWasqCg84cIgmoZDJ3lIodFhkhGlZkPUTZ0icWqBuZ6l