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October 9, 2013
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm


Room 1078/The University of Mississippi School of Law


Federalist Society

Who Can Attend?: Anybody



The Federalist Society at Ole Miss presents

“Capping Tort Awards for the Greater Good: Is it Fair and Constitutional?”

Oxford, Miss. – The Federalist ­­Society at the University of Mississippi will be hosting a panel discussion on tort reform entitled “Capping Tort Awards for the Greater Good: Is it Fair and Constitutional?” at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center on October 9, 2013. The event will be held in the Weems Auditorium (Room 1078) at 12:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and all Ole Miss students and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

The panel will include public policy expert Mr. Mark Behrens and Ole Miss Law professors E. Farish Percy and Christopher Green.

Mark A. Behrens co-chairs the Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. in Washington, DC.  Mark has served as counsel for amici Mississippi State Medical Association, Mississippians for Economic Progress, Mississippi Economic Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Tort Reform Association and others in several cases supporting the constitutionality of Mississippi’s noneconomic damages caps.  He is author of a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on the impacts of Mississippi’s noneconomic damages cap on insurance premiums paid by physicians.  He also serves as co-counsel to the American Tort Reform Association and co-chairs the Tort and Product Liability Subcommittee of the Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group.  Mark graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1990.

Professor E. Farish Percy has been a part of the Ole Miss Law Faculty since 2001. Professor Percy regularly teaches Torts I, Torts II, Civil Procedure II and Insurance. While engaged in private practice, Professor Percy concentrated in tort litigation, commercial litigation and appellate practice. She tried numerous civil cases in state and federal courts in Mississippi and briefed and argued several appellate cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Mississippi Supreme Court. Professor Percy has published law journal articles addressing the medical malpractice liability insurance crisis, removal/remand litigation based on fraudulent joinder and fraudulent misjoinder and ERISA’s effect on health insurers’ claims for subrogation and reimbursement.

Professor Christopher Green has been a part of the Ole Miss Law Faculty since 2006. He practiced law with Phelps Dunbar in Jackson, Miss., specializing in appellate litigation, and clerked for Judge Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Green teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Property, Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Paper.

For further inquiries, please contact Katie Van Camp at krvancam@go.olemiss.edu.