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About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has eight task forces:

(Until it was disbanded in April 2012, ALEC also operated a Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which adopted such "model" bills as the "Stand Your Ground" bill or "Castle Law" doctrine and the voter ID act. Later in 2012, ALEC launched the "Justice Performance Project" (JPP) in place of the Public Safety and Elections Task Force. The bills associated with the JPP in task force materials obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy and posted by ALEC appear to continue ALEC's modus operandi of promoting the financial interests of the corporations and special interest groups that fund it, such as the American Bail Coalition, according to PRWatch.[1])

This article is about ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force. Corporations can join this task force for $3,000 a year.[2] For model legislation crafted and adopted by the Civil Justice Task Force, go here. For task force directories and meeting agendas, go here.

2013 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda

The following "model" legislation was proposed for the Washington, DC conference:[3]

Presentations and panel discussions to be held during the conference included:[3]

  • "Insights and Experiences from the Phantom Damages Elimination Act"
  • "Reforming Archaic Discovery Rules on the Federal Level"
  • "Patent Trolling Litigation: What Can the States Do?"
  • "Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Reform: Fighting Fraud and Preserving

Resources"

  • "Developing Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Reform" (Workers' Compensation Subcommittee)

2013 Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

The following "model" legislation was proposed at the Chicago, IL conference:

  • Updates to Pre-judgment and Post-judgment Interest Act[4]

Presentations and panel discussions held during the conference included:

  • State Legal Reform Activity Update - Matt Fullenbaum, presented by American Tort Reform Association
  • Lessons learned from Expert Evidence Reform in Florida, presented by William Large, Florida Justice Reform Institute
  • "Friendship Settlements": Lawsuits that Sidestep the Regulatory Process, presented by William Yeatman, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Reform: Fighting Fraud and Preserving Resources, presented by Mark Behrens, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLC
  • Considering an update to the Punitive Damages Standard Act
  • Considering Anti-SLAPP Reform and the Preservation of Free Speech
  • Recent Supreme Court desicions that affect Civil Justice Reform
  • Class Action Fairness: U.S. Supreme Court to Examine the Role of the Attorney General
  • Round-table Discussion: New Issues in Lawsuit Reform around the Country
  • Discussion: Developing Guidelines for Workers' Compensation Reform[4]

2012 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the Washington, DC conference:

  • "Fair Share Act" (Presented by Cary Silverman, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP) (This model "provides that each defendant is liable only for damages in direct proportion to that defendant's responsibility.")
  • "Rational Use of a Product Act" (Presented by Mike Seney, Oklahoma 21st Century and Cary Silverman, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP) (This proposal "clarifies the law as to when a manufacturer or other seller is subject to liability for injuries stemming from misuse of its products: the alleged injury must result from the reasonable, foreseeable misuse of the product.")[5]

2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

At the May 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Civil Justice Task Force received a "state legislative reform update" from Matt Fullenbaum, director of legislation for the American Tort Reform Association. Cary Silverman, counsel of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP and "advisor" to the task force, presented and led a discussion on "Insights into Loser Pays Reforms: Practical Considerations and Misperceptions." Sen. Bill Seitz (R-OH), task force chair, then moderated a roundtable discussion on "Legislative Ideas and Prospects for 2012." Halley Neboschick, a government relations professional at GlaxoSmithKline,[6] presented on "Revisiting ALEC Model Legislation: Joint and Several Liability Reform." Eric Goldberg, mid-Atlantic region vice president of the American Insurance Association,[7] and Charles Ross, shareholder attorney at Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway LLP, led a discussion and vote on the "Resolution in Support of Strengthening the Medicare Secondary Payer System." Jim Copland, the director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, presented on "A Careful Balance of Justice and Fairness: Securities Litigation Considerations for State Legislators." Charles Ross also led a discussion of "The Attorney General Authority Act."[8]

New model legislation introduced, either for adoption or just for discussion, included:

  • "Resolution in Support of Strengthening the Medicare Secondary Payer System" (presented by Eric Goldberg of the American Insurance Association and Charles Ross of Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway, LLP) - introduced for adoption[8] (This introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "supports efforts to amend the federal Medicare secondary payer law (42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b)) by establishing clear procedures for parties to follow when reimbursing Medicare for payments made on behalf of its beneficiaries.")
  • "The Attorney General Authority Act" (presented by Charles Ross of Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway LLP) - discussed[8] (This discussed act, drafted by Charles Ross, is on file with CMD. It attempts to limit the authority of state Attorneys General. According to Ross, its purpose is to "ensure Attorneys General are constrained by laws setting forth their authority" so that "specific authority shall govern and be exclusive," such as for example, State Antitrust statutes and Consumer Protection Act statutes; and to "ensure Attorneys General cannot bring court suits on behalf of individuals when the individuals could not bring on their own behalf, without filing first with an administrative agency," such as, for example, with regard to insurance rates and regulated utility rates.)

2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda

At the December 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Civil Justice Task Force received a "state legislative reform update" from Matt Fullenbaum, director of legislation for the American Tort Reform Association. Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, presented on his new book, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America, at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Victor Schwartz, task force co-chair and a partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP as well as general counsel to the American Tort Reform Association, presented on "greenhouse gas public nuisance litigation," as ALEC described it, and "whether courts or the legislature should be responsible for greenhouse gas regulation." Dan Greenberg, attorney and senior counsel for the Center for Class Action Fairness, presented on "the work of the Center for Class Action Fairness to prevent settlement abuse." Antonio Dias, a Partner at Jones Day (a major international law firm and tobacco industry agent), spoke on "emerging issues in qui tam lawsuits in the education sector." Oriana Senatore, special counsel of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, presented on a study commissioned by the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform "measuring the effects of legal reform on economic performance." Eric Goldberg, mid-Atlantic region vice president of the American Insurance Association,[9] and Charles Ross, shareholder attorney at Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway LLP, spoke on "keeping government from preventing reasonable settlements." Sen. Bill Seitz (R-OH), task force co-chair, moderated a discussion on "legislative victories in 2011 and prospects for 2012."[10]

New model legislation or amendments introduced for adoption included:

2011 ALEC Summer Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the New Orleans conference:

  • "The Phantom Damages Elimination Act" (Presented by Cary Silverman, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP) (This proposal seeks to "prevent compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including amounts that the claimant has not and will not pay for such medical care or treatment.")
  • "The Promoting Merit in “Merit Selection” Act" (Presented by Page Faulk, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform) (This proposal seeks to "restore the “merit” in merit selection and promote diversity, transparency and public participation in the judicial nomination and selection process, ensuring an independent, impartial and competent judiciary.")
  • "The Employer Good Faith and Safe Harbor Act" (Presented by Rep. Marvin Kleeb of Kansas) (This proposal, "seeks to create business friendly environments in states so business resources can be spent on growth and job creation rather than on litigation, regulations and red tape.")[11]

2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

From the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Program: "Focusing on tort reform as a means to economic stability, Civil Justice Task Force members will hear about numerous innovative legal reforms. On the agenda are reforms tried in Texas and Florida this year; the Phantom Damages Elimination Act, which seeks to align economic damages in medical cases with prices actually paid as opposed to sticker prices; legislation geared toward promoting best practices in selection of judges for those states with 'merit selection' systems; and legislation creating a legislation safe harbor for employers voluntarily creating and setting employment standards. The Task Force will also hear presentations about recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that may affect state tort systems and about troubling 'lawsuit lending' practices. With the intent to explore the policy arena of workers' compensation, Task Force members will also hear an introductory presentation to spark what we hope will be a constructive conversation.[12]

New model legislation introduced for adoption included:

  • "The Phantom Damages Elimination Act" (by Cary Silverman of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP)[13]
  • "The Promoting Merit in 'Merit Selection' Act" (by Page Faulk of the US Chamber of Commerce) [13]
  • "The Employer Good Faith and Safe Harbor Act" (by Rep. Marvin Kleeb of Kansas' District 48).[13]

Co-Chairs

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is an international law firm with branches in the United States and internationally, with headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Shook, Hardy & Bacon has expertise in corporate litigation related to climate change, nanotechnology and pressures on global water supplies as well as in tort reform. They represent coal and other energy industry companies in efforts to prevent the enacment of legislation to curb carbon pollution.[16] Philip Morris, now Altria Group, is a longtime client;[17] as are pharmaceutical companies Eli Lily and Company, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, Guidant and Wyeth;[18] Sprint Nextel;[19] and Microsoft.[20] In 2010, Shook, Hardy & Bacon's PAC gave $5,400 to Republicans and $500 to Democrats.[21] In addition to Victor Schwartz's active participation in ALEC activities, fellow partners Mark Behrens and Phil Goldberg have been Advisors to ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force.[22][23]

Subcommittees

  • Workers' Compensation Subcommittee[3]

Individuals

"Private Sector"

  • Christopher E. Appel (Attorney, Public Policy Group, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP), Advisor[25]
  • Mark A. Behrens (Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP), Advisor[26]
  • Jim Copland (Director, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy) presented on "A Careful Balance of Justice and Fairness: Securities Litigation Considerations for State Legislators" at the 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Civil Justice Task Force Meeting in Charlotte, NC.[8]
  • Antonio Dias (Partner, Practice Leader, Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation, Jones Day law firm) spoke on "emerging issues in qui tam lawsuits in the education sector" at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.[10]
  • Kirk Dillard (Illinois State Senator and Partner, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP), Chair, 2008 Civil Justice Task Force Spring Summit[27]
  • Page Faulk (Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce[28]), presented "The Promoting Merit in 'Merit Selection' Act" model legislation at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Matt Fullenbaum (Director of Legislation, American Tort Reform Association), presented Civil Justice State Legislative Reform Update at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Trey Gillespie (Senior Workers Compensation Director, Property Casualty Insurers of America[29]), presented "Exploring Workers' Compensation" at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Eric Goldberg (Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President, American Insurance Association[30]) spoke on "keeping government from preventing reasonable settlements" at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.[10]
  • Phil Goldberg (Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP), Advisor[31]
  • Dan Greenberg (Attorney and Counsel, Center for Class Action Fairness[32]) presented on "the work of the Center for Class Action Fairness to prevent settlement abuse" at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit Civil Justice Task Force meeting in Scottsdale, AZ[10]
  • William Large (President, Florida Justice Reform Institute[33]), presented "Victories and Insights from Florida" at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Halley Neboschick (GlaxoSmithKline) presented on "Revisiting ALEC Model Legislation: Joint and Several Liability Reform" at the 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Civil Justice Task Force Meeting in Charlotte, NC.[8]
  • Walter Olson (Senior Fellow, Cato Institute[34]), presented on his new book, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America, at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit Civil Justice Task Force meeting in Scottsdale, AZ[10]
  • G. Edward Pickle (Senior Government Affairs Counsel, Shell Oil Company), Member[35]
  • Cary Roberts (Partner, Casteel and Roberts Lobbying Firm), presented "Update and Ideas from the Lone Star State" at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Charles E. Ross (Shareholder Attorney, Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.), Advisor, former "Public Sector Advisor"[36]
  • Oriana Senatore (Special Counsel, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform[37]), presented "Lawsuit Lending Around the Country" at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA,[13] and presented on a study commissioned by the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform "measuring the effects of legal reform on economic performance" at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.[10]
  • Cary Silverman (Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP[38]), presented "The Phantom Damages Elimination Act" model legislation at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA;[13] presented amendments to the "Product Liability Act" at the 2011 ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ;[10] and presented and led a discussion on "Insights into Loser Pays Reforms: Practical Considerations and Misperceptions" at the 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit in Charlotte, NC.[8]

Corporate, Trade or Other Groups

Politicians

  • Justin Amash (R-MI), Member[41]
  • Rep. Jan Angel (R-WA), Member (2009-2010)[42]
  • Judge Richard A. Bandstra (Michigan 3rd Court of Appeals through January 2003), Former "Public Sector Chairman" (year unknown) when he was a Michigan state representative from Grand Rapids (1985-1994)[43]
  • Gregory A. Brower (United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, former Nevada State Legislator), Former Member[44]
  • Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-28B), Member
  • Sen. Adam Driggs (R-AZ), Member[45]
  • Rep. Mike Endsley (R-26), Member
  • Del. William (Bill) Howell (R-VA), Former "Public Sector Chairman" (2010)[46]
  • Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-33), Member
  • Rep. Lance Kinzer (R-KS), Civil Justice Task Force Executive Committee member[47]
  • Marvin Kleeb (R-KS), Member,[48] presented "The Employer Good Faith and Safe Harbor Act" at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, Member
  • Rep. Michael R. O'Neal (R-KS), Member[49]
  • Sen. Debra Plowman (R-ME), Member[50]
  • Scott Pruitt (Oklahoma Attorney General, former Republican State Senator of Oklahoma),[51] Former "Public Sector Chairman" (2004)[52]
  • Sen. Dennis D. Pyle (R-KS), Member[53]
  • Sen. Rich Zipperer (R-33), Member
  • Rep. Carl J. Gatto (AK R-13), Member
  • Rep. Eddie Farnsworth (AZ R-22), Member
  • Rep. David Burnell Smith (AZ R-7), Member
  • Rep. J. Ted Vogt (AZ R-30), Member
  • Sen. Andy Biggs (AZ R-22, Majority Leader), membership exp. 12-31-2010, Member
  • Sen. Adam Driggs (AZ R-11), Member[54]
  • Sen. Don Shooter (AZ R-24), Member
  • Rep. Ann Clemmer (AR R-29)[55], Member
  • Rep. Ann V. Clemmer (AR R-29), Member
  • Rep. Duncan Baird (AR R-95), Member
  • Rep. Jon S. Eubanks (AR R-84), Member
  • Rep. Russell David Carter (AR R-48), Member
  • Sen. Gilbert R. Baker (AR R-30), Member
  • Sen. Jeremy Young Hutchinson (AR R-22), Member
  • Rep. Robert S. Gardner (CO R-21), Member
  • Rep. Mark Waller (CO R-15), Member
  • Sen. Bill Cadman (CO R-10), State Chairman[56], Member
  • Rep. Christie Carpino (CN R-32), Member
  • Rep. David K. Labriola (CN R-131), Member
  • Rep. John T. Shaban (CN R-135), Member
  • Rep. Doug Collins (GA R-27), Member
  • Rep. Edward H. Lindsey, Jr. (GA R-54), Member
  • Sen. Jesse Stone (GA R-23), Member
  • Sen. William Hamrick (GA R-30), Member
  • Rep. Tom Cross (IL R-84), Member
  • Rep. Chapin Rose (IL R-110), Member
  • Sen. Kirk W. Dillard (IL R-24), Member
  • Rep. Brian Bosma (IN R-88)[57], ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and Member
  • Rep. Richard A. Dodge (IN R-51), Member
  • Rep. William C. Friend (IN R-23), Member
  • Sen. Kim Pearson (IA R-42), Member
  • Sen. James A. Seymour (IA R-28), Member
  • Rep. Lance Kinzer (KS R-14)[58], Member and International Relations Task Force
  • Rep. Joe Patton (KS R-54), Member
  • Rep. Rob Bruchman (KS R-20), Member
  • Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook (KS R-10)[55], Member
  • Sen. Ray S. Jones, II (KY D-31), Member
  • Sen. Robert Stivers (KY R-25), Member
  • Rep. George "Greg" Cromer (LA R-90), State Chairman[59], Member
  • Rep. Timothy G. Burns (LA R-89), Member
  • Rep. Fred H. Mills, Jr. (LA R-22), Member
  • Sen. Jack L. Donahue, Jr. (LA R-11), Member
  • Sen. Debra Plowman (ME R-33), Member[60]
  • Sen. Christopher Shank (MD R-2), State Chairman[61], Member
  • Former Rep. Richard A. Bandstra (MI R-Grand Rapids, 1985-1994, Michigan 3rd Court of Appeals through January 2003), Former "Public Sector Chairman," Member[62]
  • Rep. Eileen Kowall (MI R-44), Member
  • Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (MI R-20), State Chairman[63], Member
  • Rep. Steve Drazkowski (MN R-28B), Member
  • Rep. Joey E. Fillingane (MS R-41), Member
  • Rep. William C. Denny, Jr. (MS R-64), Member
  • Rep. Elton Gregory Snowden (MS R-83), Member
  • Sen. Briggs Hopson, III (MS R-23), Member
  • Sen. Jerry R. Turner (MS R-18), Member
  • Rep. Stanley Cox (MO R-118)[55], Member
  • Rep. Vicki Schneider (MO R-17), Member
  • Sen. Brian D. Nieves (MO R-98), Member
  • Sen. Robert Mayer (MO R-25), Member
  • Rep. David Howard (MT R-60)[55], Member
  • Rep. Ken Peterson (MT R-46)[55], Member
  • Rep. Tom McGillvray (MT R-50), Member
  • Rep. Amy Stasia Perkins (NH R-14), Member
  • Rep. Lawrence B. Perkins, Jr. (NH R-14), Member
  • Sen. Sharon M. Carson (NH R-14), Member
  • Rep. Dennis J. Kintigh (NM R-57), Member
  • Sen. Rod Adair (NM R-33), Member
  • Rep. Hugh Allen Blackwell (NC R-86), Member
  • Rep. Paul B. Stam, Jr. (NC R-37), Member
  • Rep. Dwight W. Wrangham (ND R-8), Member
  • Rep. Kim Koppelman (ND R-13), Member
  • Rep. Randy G. Boehning (ND R-27), Member
  • Rep. Matt Huffman (OH R-4), Member
  • Rep. William P. Coley, II (OH R-55), Member
  • Sen. William Seitz (OH R-8), Co-Chair, moderated "Legislative Victories and Prospects for 2012" Roundtable Discussion at Civil Justice Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA[13]
  • Rep. Colby Schwartz (OK R-43), Member
  • Rep. Gus R. Blackwell (OK R-61), Member
  • Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy (OK R-42), Member
  • Rep. Mark E. McCullough (OK R-30), Member
  • Sen. Jonathan Nichols (OK R-15), Member
  • Rep. Jason Conger (OR R-54), Member
  • Rep. Matthew Wand (OR R-49), Member
  • Rep. Wally Hicks (OR R-3), Member
  • Rep. Jimmy C. Bales (SC D-80), Member
  • Rep. Thad T . Viers (SC R-68), Member
  • Rep. Brian Gosch (SD R-32), Member
  • Rep. Jon Hansen (SD R-25), Member
  • Rep. Roger W. Hunt (SD R-10), Member
  • Rep. Stacey V. Nelson (SD R-25), Member
  • Rep. Barrett W. Rich (TN R-94), Member
  • Rep. Kelly Keisling (TN R-38), Member
  • Rep. Vance Dennis (TN R-71), Member
  • Sen. Brian K. Kelsey (TN R-31), Member
  • Sen. Mark S. Norris (TN R-32), Member
  • Rep. Todd Smith (TX R-92), Member
  • Rep. Todd Hunter (TX R-32), Member
  • Rep. Mike W. Hamilton (TX R-19), Member
  • Rep. Larry Phillips (TX R-62), Member
  • Rep. Byron Cook (TX R-8), Member
  • Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart (UT R-29), Member
  • Sen. Michael G. Waddoups (UT R-6), Member
  • Speaker William (Bill) Howell (VA R-28), ALEC Board of Directors[64] and Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Del. William R. Janis (VA R-56), Member
  • Del. Lacey E. Putney (VA I-19), Member
  • Rep. Matt Shea (WA R-4), Member
  • Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (WA R-12), Member
  • Del. Larry Douglas Kump (WA R-52), Member
  • Rep. Mike Endsley (WI R-26), Member
  • Rep. Chris Kapenga (WI R-33), Member
  • Rep. Mike Kuglitsch (WI R-84), Member
  • Sen. Rich Zipperer (WI R-33), Member

Staff

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


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