D.C. Attorneys Co-Author Monograph

SHB Washington, D.C., attorneys Victor Schwartz and Leah Lorber have co-authored a monograph in the December 2003 edition of Briefly . . . Perspectives on Legislation, Regulation and Litigation, published by the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. The article, “Death by a Thousand Cuts: How to Stop Multiple Imposition of Punitive Damages,” assists both litigators and legislators in curbing the unfairness that arises when a defendant faces more than one case of punitive damages dealing with the same act or course of conduct.

Schwartz chairs the firm’s Public Policy Group. He has an active appellate practice and advises product manufacturers on liability issues. For more than two decades, Schwartz has been co-author of the most widely used torts casebook in the United States, Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts. He also is author of the leading text, Comparative Negligence, and co-authored Guide to Multistate Litigation.

Lorber has experience in American and European product liability law, defense litigation and civil justice reform. She has been published in such journals as the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and the Indiana Law Journal, as well as in trade newsletters and publications by such organizations as the National Legal Center for the Public Interest and the Washington Legal Foundation.