The Kentucky Law Review reported on a Courier Journal interview with Professor Robert G. Lawson, initially posted on by the Elusive Justice Blog, titled an Example of Resistance to Change. You can read the KLR's post here, with links to the full article and other interesting posts.
While not germane to tort and insurance law issues, I agree with Mike Stevens that the entire interview should be read. In my opinion, attorneys, regardless of their practice area, are obligated to speak up on important legal issues such as those discussed in the interview. Regardless of your own opinion we are ethically bound to at least join in debating this issue and addressing the questions raised. You should at least be aware of the problem. Not everything is as simple as it appears.