Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system.
Lompe v. Sunridge
(U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, filed in April 2015). Arguing that it is improper to use a defendant’s wealth evidence in an unconstrained manner to inflate a punitive damages award. Also arguing that a judge must conduct a diligent post-trial evaluation of the punitive damages award in light of the nature of the conduct, the injuries, and the other factors recognized to place meaningful limits on a jury’s power to punish a civil defendant.
The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Governor Jim Justice signs four key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system
State Senator from Shreveport-Bossier seeks to curb over-the-top, dishonest ads
Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor