Senior Fellow Maureen Martin to Discuss Tort Reform on Wednesday, May 11 WGN Radio Program

Published May 5, 2005

On Wednesday, May 11, at 9:00 p.m., Heartland Senior Fellow Maureen Martin will be a guest on Milt Rosenberg’s “Extension 720” program on WGN Radio–one of the most widely listened to radio programs in the country.

Martin will be debating tort reform with an as-yet-unnamed person representing the viewpoint of the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Martin edits The Heartland Institute’s Lawsuit Abuse Fortnightly newsletter. Formerly a partner in a large Chicago law firm, she has been in private practice for more than 22 years, concentrating in general litigation and environmental law. From 1991 through 2002, she was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Loyola University Chicago.

In her private practice, Martin has defended clients in class-action litigation, antitrust cases, environmental enforcement cases, Superfund, commercial disputes, property rights cases, and insurance coverage litigation. She has written and spoken extensively on subjects such as lawsuit abuse, litigation, and gun control.

“Extension 720” is a two-hour discussion show with one hour reserved for call-ins. Listeners from 38 states, and increasingly from around the world via the Internet, tune in every night.

On May 11, we hope you’ll be one of them … and don’t forget to call in!

For more information, contact Ralph Conner, The Heartland Institute’s public affairs director, at 312/377-4000, email [email protected]. We also encourage you to visit our Web site at, where you’ll find links to Lawsuit Abuse Fortnightly and PolicyBot™, an online research database with scores of documents on lawsuit abuse topics.

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