MARY ALEXANDER ATLA CONVENTION COVERAGE
07/21 to 07/25
00:30:59 TZ; Davis recall; Recap. GR; Davis Recall Drive signature statistics. Source: Secretary of State's Office. V; Governor Davis yesterday in San Francisco child classroom. SB; Gov. Davis, (D) I have great faith that Californian voters are fair. GR; Davis Recall Drive Valid Signatures by County. I; Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers Association, people don't understand how the rules apply, issue deflects from important ones. I; Bob Stern, Center for Governmental Studies, you really don't know what is going to happen and because recalls are so rare we don't know the consequences. 00:34:11 :LR
01:31:47 TZ; Davis recall; Recap. GR; Davis Recall Drive signature statistics. Source: Secretary of State's Office. V; Governor Davis yesterday in San Francisco child classroom. I; Dave Gillard, we still have a campaign to run. SB; Gov. Davis, (D) every time they say I'm road kill, I continue to win. GR; Possible GOP Candidates, Riordan, Schwarzenegger, Simon, McClintock and Issa. I; Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers Association, people don't understand how the rules apply, issue deflects from important ones. I; Bob Stern, Center for Governmental Studies, you really don't know what is going to happen and because recalls are so rare we don't know the consequences. 01:35:17 :LR
00:00:02 Recall Campaign; The recall campaign continues. SB; Kevin Shelley, Secretary of State, discusses the recall. V; protesters. SB; Dave Gillard, Recall Leader, discusses the recall. SB; Governor Gray Davis, D-CA, discusses the recall. V; Possible GOP Candidates-Richard Riordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Simon, Tom McClintock, Darrell Issa. Hank Plante reporting. The counties will prepare for the recall election. SB; Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers Association, discusses the recall. SB; Bob Stern, Center for Governmental Studies, discusses the recall. Roz Plater reporting. 00:04:33 :LR
1.07.56 T; Bob Graham Running For President; Mary Alexander; Jefferson Airplane
1.38.34 American Trial Lawyers Phone I; Mary Alexander, President, American Trial Lawyers, discusses various issues pertaining to law and lawyers for the people. Host mentions the lawsuit against McDonalds as per the people who got too fat. Alexander says that people need to be able to fight back against the person or corporation. She mentions a different McDonalds lawsuit pertaining to the temperature of the coffee sold there. She mentions Linda McDougle, Jessica Santillan and others who have suffered negligence in the hospitals in this country as per misdiagnosis and botched surgeries. She discusses antitrust laws. Major League Baseball and insurance companies can set prices. 1.44.20
1.47.58 Call-Ins for Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers… Dave, caller on cell phone in Oakland, discusses the issues with Mary Alexander pertaining to malpractice suits. Cap rates discussed as per California in relation to the other states. Malpractice issues pertaining to malpractice and insurance reform, like in California. Charles, caller in San Francisco, argues malpractice insurance rates issues. 1.51.32
1.54.38 Further with Mary Alexander, American Trial Lawyers President Trial lawyers being the original ones to have been finding out about pedophiles and the clergy discussed. She says protections against the exploding Firestone tires were thanks to lawyers' investigative work. 1.56.21
2.07.38 Mary Alexander Continued… More with Mary Alexander whose convention is having Senator Kerry, Senator Edwards, Representatives Gephardt, Pelosi, Senator Boxer, Mayor Willie Brown, James Carville and Terry McAuliffe… We are talking with the American Trial Lawyers president. She points out that trial Lawyers were mentioned 3 times in the president's State of the Union speech and Osama bin Laden wasn't mentioned once. The Disney lawsuit discussed. Host says Disney spent a lot of money defending him in a frivolous lawsuit. She mentions Ford Motor Company as per the Firestone exploding tire lawsuit. Host brings up Jackie Childs character on Seinfeld. 2.12.53
19.55 T; Lance Armstrong; Mary Alexander at 10:30 with Ronn Owens; Jeff Tamarken at 11:30.
5. "The Forum"
KQED-FM (NPR) 88.5 FM San Francisco
7/22/2003 9:00-10:00 am
Michael Krasny hosts Mary Alexander, President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, for full hour in studio, and Sherman Joyce, President of the American Tort Reform Association by phone, plus call-ins. Interviews Mary Alexander for first ten minutes, then she is in discussion throughout show. Alexander discusses "myth" of exploding numbers and says lawsuits have stayed constant percentage since 1790. Asserts insurance companies are the ones raising prices because of losses in stock market, says insurance reform needed. States US cases set model for rest of world in combating clerical pedophile abuses, auto safety; we give ordinary people rights. We must assure people’s day in court; if we don’t we all become victims of corporate America.
6. News with Glenn Reeder
Pacifica Radio Network
7/22/03 6:00-7:00 pm
Mary Alexander discusses fighting for consumer legal rights and justice against White House and congressional initiatives in Congress including medical malpractice.
7. The Tony Trupiano Show
Syndicated – 25 stations
7/23/03 2:30-3:00 pm Pacific Time
Mary Alexander interviewed by Tony Trupiano on medical malpractice, caps, damages, class actions, consumer rights. Asserts that consumers lose justice when jury rights limited, need to maintain voice against big corporations. ½ hour live interview.
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