Michael Shepard’s insights were featured in the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly article, “Escaping Liability: Texas Two-Step Under Scrutiny.”

Shepard told Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly that while the Texas two-step affects only asbestos and talc victims today, it could one day affect any number of products — pharmaceuticals and vehicles, for instance — on the market that hurt people. 

“You’re essentially removing one of the great safeguards that we have in this country from corporate negligence or malfeasance, and that is the right to a jury trial, the right to hold that company accountable,” Shepard said. 

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