Dean speaks on corporate accountability at Seattle Town Hall
School of Law Dean Kellye Testy will be part of a panel on the film "Access Denied: The Fight for Corporate Accountability." The Alliance for Justice and the Town Hall Center for Civil Life present a screening of the film and discussion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.
Testy will join Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron to talk about the increasing power of corporations at the expense of the individual and what action can be taken. Also on the panel is noted accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney Bill Marler, a 1987 graduate of the law school, and Dr. Bruce Psaty of the University of Washington School of Medicine. KUOW's Ross Reynolds, senior host of "The Conversation," will moderate.
Produced and directed by Emmy-winning Jon Alpert and Matt O'Neill, "Access Denied? The Fight for Corporate Accountability" is a documentary short film from Alliance for Justice. The film tells the story of Diana Levine, a Vermont musician whose arm was amputated as a result of inadequate drug labeling. Diana sued Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for the error, and a jury of her peers found that Wyeth caused Diana's injuries. Wyeth has appealed this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on the case Wyeth v. Levine, this spring.
Tickets are $5 at www.brownpapertickets.comor by calling 800.838.3006, and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Seattle Town Hall members receive priority seating. For more information, contact Jenna DiPaolo at 202.822.6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.