ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
Philadelphia Court Tops ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where a jury awarded an $8 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson, took the No. 1 spot in the annual “Judicial Hellholes” report. […]
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where a jury awarded an $8 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson, took the No. 1 spot in the annual “Judicial Hellholes” report.
That Oct. 8 verdict, plus a flood of other mass torts, prompted the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), which publishes the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes report, to replace California with Philadelphia’s court as the worst venue in which to get sued, said Sherman “Tiger” Joyce, ATRA’s president. He said the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas last topped the list nearly a decade ago due to some of the same concerns, including “flooding of class actions and a lot of major pharmaceutical and asbestos litigation.”
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.