Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Tracy Pearl, a law professor at Texas Tech University and a nationally recognized scholar on emerging technology and the law, to discuss the notion of driverless cars.

 

Delving into Professor Pearl’s recent article on the topic, “Hands off the Wheel: The Role of Law in the Coming Extinction of Human-Driven Vehicles,” Aaron and Tracy discuss the issue of self-driving cars and what that really means. What do we mean when we say “driverless”? Are we giving up too much control? Tracy explains the different levels of autonomy a driverless car can be, ranging from 1-5, and gives her professional opinion about when and how we might see these vehicles on the road. 

 

Throughout the episode, Tracy and Aaron explore some of the benefits of autonomous cars, like how they will arguably save time, money and lives, as well as some of the potential negatives and large questions that still remain. How do we begin to think about liability? How will the courts adapt? Listen in as Aaron and Tracy answer these questions and more. Let us know what you think about self-driving cars, do you like the idea? How far off do you think they are?

 

To learn more about Tracy, visit her website here.

To read Tracy’s article, please click here.

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Tracy Pearl   

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Tracie Johnson, a recent Temple Law School grad and an Equal Justice Works Fellow, to discuss post-prison placement as well as her focus on helping young women of color in Philadelphia.  

 

Tracie works at Community Legal Services in the Employment Unit to help create career pathways for women and girls of color who face barriers in their lives because of past interactions with the criminal justice system. Her fellowship, sponsored by the law firm, Greenberg Trauig, and Equal Justice Works, aims to help women who have been marginalized by our criminal justice system deal with the impacts their experiences may have had on their lives.

 

Through her work, Tracie represents and advocates for young women of color in Philadelphia who have criminal records to increase their access to meaningful employment, education and housing opportunities and to fight intergenerational poverty.  Tracie designed the fellowship herself and, as is clearly evident from our conversation, she brings an uplifting passion to this project. 

 

Find out about Tracie’s Fellowship and Equal Justice Works here; check out their twitter for more information and updates: @EJW_org

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Tracie Johnson  

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Elizabeth Burch, a law professor at the University of Georgia, to discuss the federal court procedure, Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), and her new book on the subject, “Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation."

 

MDLs refer to a special legal process that coordinates large numbers of federal court cases, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of cases, involving the same product and combines them, in theory for coordination and efficiency.  In practice, however, there can be serious that can arise, especially from the perspective of the claimants.  In this episode, Aaron and Elizabeth talk about some of the benefits of MDLs but also some of the negatives that can occur as a result of the MDL structure.

 

How are claims being handled in MDLs? What are your rights as a plaintiff? Elizabeth and Aaron discuss what you need to know and the questions you might want to ask, especially if you have a claim in an MDL. A fascinating conversation, listen now to learn more about this growing litigation tactic and the potential pitfalls they pose, especially to plaintiffs.

 

To learn more about Elizabeth, visit her website.

Click here to learn more and/or purchase her book on MDLs. 

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Elizabeth Burch   

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Timothy Litzenburg, a partner at Kincheloe, Litzenburg and Pendleton, to discuss the recent Monsanto litigation and the influx of similar cases regarding chemical companies and consumers’ health. Timothy is an expert in the field of chemical exposure law, representing the plaintiff who was awarded the $289 million verdict (later reduced to $78 million by the presiding judge) in August of 2018 in Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto.

 

In today’s conversation, Aaron and Timothy talk about the historic verdict as well as the implications it has had, and continues to have.

 

Timothy explains that in the wake of Mr. Johnson’s victory he realized the need for a firm dedicated to other Monsanto victims; subsequently, he started Litzenburg Cancer Law. Timothy and Aaron talk about the evolution of Mr. Johnson’s case but also ask questions about what it means for future cases. How does the truth come out? What is the developing science behind these cases? Let us know what you think; listen in as Aaron and Timothy break down this landmark Monsanto case and explore what may be next for chemical exposure cases.

 

To learn more about Johnson v. Monsanto and Timothy’s cancer law practice, please visit his website here.

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Timothy Litzenburg  

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Corynne McSherry, the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), to discuss content moderation on big social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

Aaron and Corynne address the issues of digital rights, how private companies like Facebook can censor content without implicating the First Amendment, and how transparency is so important as social media platforms come under increasing scrutiny for the content policies and practices.  EFF, a prominent digital rights non-profit, has been integrally involved in these issues, focusing on impact litigation around such issues as intellectual property, open access, and digital rights, among others.  Corynne and Aaron discuss the big concerns surrounding content moderation – Who should decide what we see? What speech can be regulated? Is it censorship? How can speech be regulated?

 

As always, we do not edit the content of our episodes.  Our conversation is as it was!  So, give a listen and let us know what you think.

 

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Corynne McSherry

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