Timothy Lytton, a Second Century Initiative Professor at Georgia State, has been recently quoted in many articles regarding current issues going on in the realm of legal liability.
In an article titled: “Colt to Suspend Production of AR-15 Rifles for Consumers,” Lytton not only discussed the economics behind the decision, but also the cultural and societal pressures at play. Gun-manufacturer “Colt” is based in Hartford, Connecticut, not far from the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Appearing in the Time’s article “Colt Says Its Decision to Stop Making AR-15 Rifles for Civilians Is Driven by Customers. Experts Aren’t So Sure” regarding the gun-manufacturer Colt, Lytton spoke on the realities of the messages Colt is sending. Lytton mentions backlash, support, and walking a fine line of balance when it comes to this situation.
In S&P Global’s article “‘Shockingly large’ claims from NY victims act likely to hit insurers, reinsurers” analyzing the ways in which the Catholic Archdiocese of New York is now liable for past child abuse through the New York Child Victims Act, Lytton was quoted as a source for legal perspective on the potential lawsuits, settlements, and societal implications.
In an article lead by chlorinated chicken, Marker examines food production liability as well as deeper tensions between the U.S. and the U.K. among Brexit issues. In “How Brexit Became a Game of Chicken With the U.S.,” Lytton is quoted on the disparities (and similarities) of poultry production in the U.S. and the U.K. and what the real argument between the two countries is.
— Braden Turner, Graduate Administrative Assistant