Professor Aaron Twerski Appointed Special Master Again in Second Round of World Trade Center Mass Tort Litigation
In 2012, Judge Hellerstein once again appointed Professor Aaron Twerski as Special Master to oversee a second round of mass tort claims. These claims include approximately 1,000 who brought brought suit against building owners for being exposed to toxic dust when cleaning over 100 buildings in the aftermath of 9/11.
Professor Aaron Tweski Discusses Toyota's Innocence in Forbes
With NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation's revelation that Toyota vehicles did not have electrical flaws causing more car accidents, Professor Aaron Twerski says that plaintiff lawyers will have a much more difficult time suing the company. Research has shown that these accidents were caused not by faulty wiring, but by drivers stepping on the gas instead of the brakes. "It's going to be much harder on the class-action side," said Professor Twerski to Forbes blogger, Daniel Fisher. "In an individual case someone can be a damned fool and still recover. It's much more tricky on a class basis. You have to say the car is worth less because of the possibility of some idiot doing something. It’s much a harder sell."
Professor Twerski Chosen as Special Master in Selecting 9/11 Cases
With the daunting task of sorting through September 11 settlements, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District has selected Professor James A. Henderson of Cornell Law School and Professor Aaron Twerski of Brooklyn Law School to be Special Masters for the cases. As Special Masters, Professors Twerski and Henderson chose 225 of the most severe cases from a group of 9,000 plaintiffs.
Three BLS Professors Ranked in Latest Leiter Report
Professors Margaret Berger, Aaron Twerski, and Elizabeth Schneider ranked in Brian Leiter’s recent survey of “Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty.” The survey, published on his Law School Rankings Web site, a highly respected and comprehensive ranking of law school performance, counted citations in law review articles from 2000 to 2007 that reference scholars in 18 different fields. In each category, 10 or 20 professors are ranked.
Professor Aaron Twerski Honored with ABA’s Robert B. McKay Award
On August 12, 2007, the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section presented the 2007 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award to Professor Aaron D. Twerski. The award was presented during the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco.