Alliance for Justice Screening and Panel Discussion (2009)


Seattle, WA – The consumer protection questions at the heart of Wyeth v. Levine -- the most important consumer rights Supreme Court case of the term -- will take center stage at a Town Hall documentary film screening and panel event. The February 5 event will be hosted by Alliance for Justice and will feature AFJ President Nan Aron, Seattle University School of Law Dean Kellye Testy, nationally-renowned products liability attorney Bill Marler, and medical expert in the drug-safety debate Dr. Bruce Psaty of the University of Washington. KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, Senior Host of The Conversation, will moderate the discussion about the increasing power of corporations at the expense of public safety.

Accompanying the panel discussion will be a screening of AFJ’s film Access Denied? The Fight for Corporate Accountability. The short and powerful documentary features the story of Diana Levine, a professional musician whose struggle to hold Wyeth Pharmaceuticals accountable for the amputation of her arm has taken her all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The film illustrates how important it is for ordinary Americans to be able to demand accountability from companies who manufacture faulty drugs and medical devices.

WHAT: AFJ Town Hall, Access Denied, the Fight for Corporate Accountability


Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice
Bill Marler, products liability attorney

Dr. Bruce Psaty, University of Washington School of Medicine

Kellye Testy, Dean of the Seattle University School of Law

Moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, Senior Host of The Conversation

WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Seattle Town Hall

Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street

Downstairs at Town Hall, enter on Seneca Street.

Seattle, WA

To RSVP, schedule interviews with participants or make arrangements to accommodate audiovisual equipment, please contact Brenda Soder ( or Kyle Murphy ( at 202/822-6070.