Tort Law Day coming this Saturday, Oct. 5.

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WINSTED — The first annual Tort Law Day Celebration, organized by the American Museum of Tort Law, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The church is located on 639 Main Street, right next to the museum which is located at 654 Main Street.
There will be several speakers at the event speaking about tort law, including a talk on plaintiff tort law, sexual assault in the “Me Too” era, police violence and civil rights, medical malpractice, and sports.
The speakers at the event include attorneys and representatives from organizations from all across the country including Ken Reed from the League of Fans organization, Marc Rotenberg, President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Joanna Doroshow, founder and executive director for the Center of Justice and Democracy.
The keynote address for Tort Law Day will be given by United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
The American Museum of Tort Law was founded in 2015 by consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, with Rick Newman as its executive director.
“The idea behind Tort Law Day is to give public education about tort law, along with the importance of it and trial by jury,” Newman said in an interview with The Winsted Phoenix. “We want people to understand about how tort law works and how to utilize it. If tort law is properly utilized, it makes all of us safer and healthier.”
Newman said that there are several purposes of tort law, including making products safer.
“In some ways, plaintiffs and lawyers are like first responders because they get involved before a government recall or before products are redesigned,” Newman said. “They force change and we all benefit from those changes.”
For more information on Tort Law Day, including how to buy tickets, visit the museum’s website.

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