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International Torts Litigation book co-authored by Mark Chalos re-released by Thomson Reuters press

International Torts Litigation book co-authored by Lieff Cabraser attorney Mark P. Chalos re-released by Thomson Reuters press

Nashville, TN – Attorney Mark P. Chalos, Managing Partner of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces the publication of a book he co-authored, “Litigating International Torts in United States Courts, 2015 ed.” The publisher is Thomson Reuters, which is among the largest legal publishers in the world. Initially published in 2012, the book has been updated and re-released annually.

The book is a practical resource for practitioners and judges involved in lawsuits in U.S. federal and state courts that involve international parties or arise from international conduct. The book provides forms, practice pointers, and legal analysis of the key issues that frequently arise in these cases. The new edition includes new court cases, new forms, and new analysis.

“As the world shrinks, practitioners and judges increasingly face complex international issues in everyday litigation,” Chalos said. “The 2015 edition contains updated analysis and forms, with discussions of new developments in case law and statutes.”

Some of the key features of the work include:

  • Comprehensive road map for lawyers representing both plaintiffs and defendants, analyzing key cases and the competing lines of reasoning used by the courts.
  • A single source for legal analysis, practice tips, and forms for litigating international tort lawsuits filed in U.S. federal or state courts.
  • Practice forms on CD-ROM drawn from actual litigation which permit an attorney to focus time and resources enforcing their client’s rights rather than re-inventing the wheel.
  • Practice tips and extensive forms from expert authors to help you enter this field and litigate with confidence.
  • Practice tips on the tough issues: potential defendants US/foreign; jurisdiction in US/abroad; forum non conveniens; choice of law; overcoming liability disclaimers, and more.

About Mark P. Chalos

An experienced trial lawyer and member of Lieff Cabraser for over a decade, Chalos has successfully represented clients in a wide-range of cases, including individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries, consumers sold defective products, and patients prescribed dangerous medications or who received defective medical devices. Chalos has also represented employees in whistleblower cases and businesses in commercial litigation, including a case that resulted in an $8 million arbitration award for a business client.

Chalos currently serves in the court-appointed leadership in the federal litigation arising out of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections that caused the deaths of 64 patients and sickened more than 750 nationwide, including causing the deaths of 16 Tennesseans.

The professional recognition Chalos has received includes being selected as a “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers for his work in mass torts and class actions, being rated a “Mid-South Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, and being named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar.” He has also received the highest ethical and legal ability rating of “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, which is based on peers ranking him at the highest level of professional excellence.

An active member of the legal community and graduate of Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Law, Chalos is a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics. He has also co-authored a book published by Thomson Reuters, “Litigating International Torts in U.S. Courts.” He has also been cited by top-tier media outlets including The New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, CBS This Morning, and MSNBC.

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