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Joanne Doroshow

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Executive Director

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Center for Justice & Democracy
90 Broad St. Suite 401
New York , New York 10004
United States

Company Description: The Center for Justice & Democracy is a non-profit, national consumer organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the importance of our civil justice...   more

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Staff |, 19 Feb 2015 [cached]
Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director
Joanne Doroshow is the founder and executive director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and co-founder of Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR). She is also Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where she teaches "Civil Justice Through the Courts. An attorney, Doroshow has worked on civil justice issues since 1986, when she directed an insurance industry and liability project for Ralph Nader. Together, they developed some of the first educational materials used to fight "tort reform" around the country including Goliath: Lloyd's of London in the United States (1988) and Safeguarding Democracy: The Case for the Civil Jury (1992).
Doroshow founded CJ&D in 1998. As CJ&D Executive Director, she has testified before the U.S. Congress many times and appeared before numerous state legislatures around the country. She has written or co-authored numerous CJ&D studies and White Papers on civil justice issues including Premium Deceit: The Failure of "Tort Reform" to Cut Insurance Prices, The CALA Files: The Secret Campaign by Big Tobacco and Other Major Industries to Take Away Your Rights, The Bitterest Pill, and The Racial Implications of Tort Reform. She also edited Lifesavers: CJ&D's Guide to Lawsuits that Protect Us All, The Secret Chamber, Workers Compensation- A Cautionary Tale, How the Civil Justice System Protects Environmental Health and many other CJ&D publications.
Doroshow is a nationally recognized civil justice expert, frequently appearing on television and radio programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and NPR. She is regularly quoted in newspapers nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. Doroshow has film and television production experience as well. She was one of the producers of the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary, The Panama Deception, and has worked on the theatrical, broadcast and video distribution of a number of films. In 1994 and 1995, she was a Segment Producer and Coordinating Producer for TV Nation, the Emmy Award-winning humorous political show by Michael Moore. She was also a Coordinating Producer of the documentary SiCKO (2007) and an Associate Producer of Fahrenheit 9/11.
From 1981 through 1985, Doroshow was lead counsel and spokesperson for TMI Alert, a community group working to block the restart of the TMI-1 nuclear reactor after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and whose case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1992, she worked on the successful Supreme Court appeal of the Karen Silkwood case. From 1989 to 1990, Doroshow was the director of California-based Bhopal Justice Campaign, a coalition of community groups and leaders fighting for statewide support for victims of the India gas disaster.
Mayfield Claim Services, 13 Oct 2004 [cached]
According to AIR co-founder and spokesperson Joanne Doroshow, "This is the worst case that we have seen of a complete failure of an insurance company to respond to the immediate and dire situation of its Katrina policyholders.
According to Joanne ..., 30 Sept 2004 [cached]
According to Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and AIR co-founder, "These findings undermine one of the central claims of interest groups who seek to blame the legal system for doctors' insurance woes.
Major New Report Shows Medical Malpractice Claims Costs Do Not Justify Premiums | Medical Malpractice Legislation and Settlements [cached]
Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and AIR co-founder, said, "For years, insurance companies have argued that our civil justice system is responsible for unaffordable liability insurance for doctors.They have convinced lawmakers around the country to enact legislation that makes it nearly impossible for many seriously injured patients to hold the health care industry financially responsible in court by promising such laws would bring down insurance rates."
"This study has, once again, definitively exposed the campaign to restrict patients' rights for what it is - an insidious public relations scam that has had terrible consequences for many innocent people, while doing nothing to improve the affordability or availability of liability insurance for doctors," Doroshow added.
Louisiana "Last Resort" Insurer Target of Numerous Complaints - Americans for Insurance Reform, 20 Oct 2005 [cached]
"It seems like the policy holders are being kind of universally ignored and unable to get any response at all," said Joanne Doroshow, executive director of Americans for Insurance Reform.
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