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The Doctors Company Hosts Tort Reform Summit

on 10/3/01.

The Doctors Company, a leading national professional liability insurer, will host the second annual Tort Reform Summit October 10-12, 2001, in Napa, California. Tort reform leaders throughout the nation will meet to honor those who have made significant contributions to tort reform.

The Tort Reform Summit provides a forum to meet and review accomplishments and challenges, explore new ideas and strategies, and to recognize people and organizations that have made significant contributions to legal reform across the country. The event is cosponsored by America's leading tort reform organizations, including the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Civil Justice Association of California, the American Tort Reform Association, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Tort Reform Summit speakers and panelists will include Ed Meese, chairman of the Center for Judicial and Legal Studies and former U.S. attorney general, and California's Attorney General Bill Lockyer, who was also the former president of the California State Senate. Panels and seminars will be held on junk science and mass torts, strategies to limit excessive plaintiff fees, translating tort reform to the grassroots levels, and identifying tort reform issues and agendas in the 21st century.

The Doctors Company is the first national physician-owned professional liability insurer and has actively advocated for medical tort reform for more than 25 years. The second annual Tort Reform Summit is presented by the following
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)
Citizens for Civil Justice Reform (CCJR)
Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE)
Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC)
Civil Justice Reform Group (CJRG)
Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ)
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
National Association of Neighborhoods (NAN)
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA)
The Doctors Company (TDC)
United States Chamber of Commerce
Washington Legal Foundation (WLF)
Tort Reform Summit 2001 confirmed speakers and panelists include: Edwin Meese, Chairman, Center for Judicial and Legal Studies, Heritage Foundation Lawrence W. Schonbrun, Esq., Class Action Watch Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General Mark A. Behrens, Esq., Shook, Hardy, and Bacon Walter K. Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute State Senator Kirk Dillard, (R) Illinois General Assembly John Fund, The Wall Street Journal Richard E. Anderson, M.D., Chairman, The Doctors Company Ned N. Isokawa, Esq., Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker, LLP. Ricardo C. Bird, National Association of Neighborhoods Richard L. Cupp, Professor, Pepperdine University Clifton T. Hutchinson, Esq., Hughes and Luce Stephen G. Morrison, Esq., Nelson, Mullines, Riley, and Scarborough State Representative Tambor Williams, Colorado Legislature Gregory C. Read, Esq., Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, and Arnold

CONTACT: The Doctors Company
Aurora Miranda-Villegas, 800/421-2368 ext.143