Statement From AAJ CEO Jon Haber

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Statement From AAJ CEO Jon Haber 

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2008

Contact: Ray De Lorenzi
202.965.3500, x369

Washington, DC—“We appreciate the honesty of ATRA spokesman Darren McKinney.

“In a 3/10/08 CQ article, he said, ‘Maybe I'm a mouthpiece for corporate evil doers or maybe not.’ Since ATRA is a front group for tobacco, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies, that’s one thing we can both agree on.

“As expected, ATRA’s so-called white paper is a public relations stunt disguised as serious academic research.

“Mr. McKinney recently suggested that AAJ should only attack the message and not the messenger. He can be rest assured we will fervently respond to half-truths and misstatements as long as ATRA carries the water for corporations looking to undermine the civil justice system.”

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