The Penn State Disaster Pool

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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5 Responses

  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    Mazel tov — nice to see you dip your toe into critical discourse analysis!

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    If I knew what that was, I probably would be even more pleased with myself.

  3. Max Kennerly says:

    I can see that impression, but that’s mostly just because of Feinberg’s big public work lately. He’s been mediating much more private individual cases for years. It’s a bit strange to see PSU reach so far out of PA for a mediator, but that’s probably a wise move, it removes any idea of pro/con feelings about PSU. And, more to the point, PSU needs the best mediator it can get.

  4. Howard Wasserman says:

    I agree about the “disaster” perception. But does it make a difference to the perception that the fund is being established a) voluntarily (rather than as part of a settlement, as with BP) and b) by the alleged wrongdoer itself (as opposed to the 9/11 fund)?

  5. Sasha says:

    Would there be any way to count how many of these common/disaster pools have occurred? And if you could, would it be possible to empirically estimate the reduced award one would receive by participating in such a pool?