ATRA states its disappointment in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that certain public nuisance climate lawsuits can proceed in state court.
ATRA Honors Wisconsin’s Governor Walker with ‘Civil Justice Achievement Award’
WASHINGTON, D.C., November15, 2017 – During its annual fall legislative conference in Austin, Texas last evening, the American Tort Reform Association presented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with its “Civil Justice […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., November15, 2017 – During its annual fall legislative conference in Austin, Texas last evening, the American Tort Reform Association presented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with its “Civil Justice Achievement Award,” citing the Badger State executive’s longstanding commitment to a fair and predictable civil justice system and his significant legislative accomplishments toward that end.
In introducing the governor to a gathering of some 200 or so state-based tort-reform activists from across the country, ATRA members, law professors and other civil justice experts, ATRA president Tiger Joyce noted that, “Gov. Walker campaigned on the need for key civil justice reforms in his state as a means to improving the climate for business, growing the economy and creating new jobs. And he has delivered.
“The governor has signed 15 significant civil justice reform measures into law since being sworn in,” Joyce continued, “and the citizens of Wisconsin have benefited as a result.
“We recognize those results in honoring Gov. Walker tonight, and we look forward to his continuing leadership tomorrow and for years to come, as we must all remain committed to constraining those who would misuse our civil courts to make policy or to make millions at the expense of everyone else,” Joyce concluded.
The American Tort Reform Association, based in Washington, D.C., is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to tort and liability reform through public education and the enactment of legislation. Its members include nonprofit organizations and small and large companies, as well as trade, business and professional associations from the state and national level. The American Tort Reform Foundation is a sister organization dedicated primarily to research and public education.
Business leaders and tort reform advocates have welcomed changes that will limit punitive damage awards in Missouri, John Lewis of the St. Louis Record writes.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has an opportunity to redirect policy and push back on activist attorneys’ attempts to improperly expand public nuisance law. With Covid-19 public nuisance lawsuits coming, Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association, discusses the importance of the climate change lawsuit.
The Missouri legislature passed S.B. 591 to amend the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) and the standards by which punitive damages are awarded.
ATRA is grateful to both President Trump’s administration and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for prioritizing liability protections for health care workers, manufacturers and business owners.
West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says legislation is being drafted to ensure liability protections to protect small business owners and workers, especially health care workers who are protecting our state’s citizens amid the Coronavirus pandemic, writes Chris Dickerson of the West Virginia Record.
Today, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced he is drafting legislation which aims to protect West Virginians from liability related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ATRA supports legislative action to […]
Louisiana lawyers spend millions soliciting their services and alarming citizens.
Senate Majority Leader Prioritizes Employer Liability Protection Shield
During a pandemic, where contagious people crowd spaces shared with the uninfected or the healthy, concern over liability is heightened, writes Brandi Buchanan of Courthouse News Service.
As businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, tort reformers are mobilizing to enact federal and state protections against an anticipated plethora of personal injury lawsuits, writes Amanda Bronstad of Law.com.