Jules Lobel, Bill Luneburg, Jack Stark and the Honorable Joseph F. Weis, Jr. graciously agreed to read and critique portions of this book in draft form. Their insightful comments and suggestions helped me to improve the quality of the final product; any errors that remain are mine.
Tracey Balliet, Erica Burgess, Nat Croumer, John Haller, Nancy Harris, Ryan Keenehan, Michelle McCreery, Portia McGonigal, Rodney Miller, Sara Beth Reyburn, Michael Rhodes, Jeff Robinson, Jo Rosenberger, Joshua Siebert, John Vitale, Jordan Webster, Peter Weeks and Tara Willke provided dedicated and invaluable research assistance. My secretary, Amy Heggemeyer, and the staff of the Document Technology Center of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LuAnn Driscoll, Karen Knochel, Darleen Mocello, Valerie Pompe and Barb Salopek, were an enormous help in preparing the manuscript for publication. Dean David Herring of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law provided financial support for this project.
I never would have been able to complete this book without the remarkable support and patience of my husband, Howard A. Stern, and the understanding of my sons, Eric, Scott and Benjamin Wasserman Stern. I am grateful to them beyond words.