In Santa’s Bag – “Kings of Tort” by Alan Lange and Tom Dawson

Lange and Dawson have done for legal nonfiction what other great Southern writer John Grisham did for fiction. The South has a way of producing powerful voices [including, of course, Ted Turner.] Lange is a businessman from Jackson, Mississippi and runs the popular political site YallPolitics. Dawson, from Oxford, Mississippi, is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who retired from his position in early 2009.

In this time of no-trust, this could be the perfect gift for a cynical friend or family member. It’s also a useful gift for lawyers, law students, and those contemplating the law. The next round for it could be its being recycled as a Hollywood-type film or a PBS-type documentary.

Jane Genova
Law and More
11/11/9