ATRA states its disappointment in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that certain public nuisance climate lawsuits can proceed in state court.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about COVID-19 liability concerns and class action lawsuit abuse.
It is uncertain what our world will look like post-coronavirus, but trial lawyers already know who they plan to sue about it.
Purell and Germ-X, makers of hand sanitizer, as well as retail operations like Target who sell their own brand of such products were hit with class-action lawsuits in March.
These are the first coronavirus-related class action lawsuits, in what is sure to be an onslaught in the coming months and possibly years. Other manufacturers of products intended to protect against or treat COVID-19 will find themselves in the bullseye as well.
Some, like manufacturers of N95 respirator masks, received protection through liability waivers in federal legislation, but many industries did not. And the consumers — the members of the class action lawsuits? They won’t be so fortunate, either.
“The attorneys get money, and a lot of it. The class members get no money whatsoever … How can such a system be regarded as sensible?”
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.