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ATRA: ‘Follow the Trial Lawyers’’ Influence in Opioid Litigation

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – Acknowledging the “growing scope, seriousness and complexity of our nation’s problems with the abuse of federally approved pain medication,” the American Tort Reform Association […]

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The Twin Cities Added to ATRF’s Judicial Hellholes Watch List

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2018 – In making a rare midyear addition to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, the American Tort Reform Foundation announced that the Twin Cities of Minnesota […]

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ATRA Celebrates Geneva Carney’s 25th Anniversary

We at ATRA want to celebrate our colleague Geneva Carney’s 25th anniversary as a member of the team.  Geneva joined our staff on July 6, 1993.  Now, as the organization’s […]

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ATRA Encourages AG Candidates to Sign 2018 Transparency Code Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) encourages Oklahoma Attorney General candidates AG Mike Hunter, Gentner Drummond, Mark Myles, and Angela Bonilla to sign ATRA’s […]

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ATRA Applauds AG Alan Wilson and William Herlong for Signing 2018 Transparency Code Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today praised South Carolina Attorney General candidates AG Alan Wilson and William Herlong for embracing good-government principles by […]

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ATRA Applauds Laura Ellsworth for Signing 2018 Transparency Code

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today praised Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Laura Ellsworth for embracing good-government principles by signing ATRA’s 2018 Transparency Code pledge […]

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ATRA Statement on Recent Personal Injury Lawyers’ Briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2018– All Americans should be encouraged to know that responsible authorities in Washington and around the country are determined to address the complex public health problems […]

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ATRA Commends Missouri for Bipartisan Passage of ‘Transparency Bill’

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today applauded Missouri lawmakers’ final passage of the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting (TiPAC) Act, good-government legislation that […]

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ATRA Commends Wisconsin Legislature for Passage of Comprehensive Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2018– The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today applauded Wisconsin lawmakers’ final passage of a multi-part legal reform package that includes very important reforms to the […]

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ATRA Commends Kentucky for Bipartisan Passage of ‘Transparency’ Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today applauded Kentucky lawmakers’ final passage of the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting (TiPAC) Act, good-government legislation that […]

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High Court’s Contempt for Lawmakers’ Authority, Lawsuit Rackets Place Florida atop Latest ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its 2017-2018 Judicial Hellholes®  report today, naming courts in Florida, California, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania,  New Jersey, Illinois […]

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ATRA Endorses Wisconsin’s 2018 Civil Justice Reform Platform

  WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2017 – This week, the Wisconsin Legislature unveiled its 2018 civil justice platform which features two of the American Tort Reform Association’s highest priorities:  discovery […]

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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 […]

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ATRA Cheers 5th Circuit Reversal of Record-Setting FCA Verdict

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Association is cheering a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision last Friday that reversed a record-setting $663 […]

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ATRA Backs Congressman Faso’s Pro-Growth Reform Bill Aimed at New York’s Antiquated and Costly ‘Scaffold Law’

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Association today announced its support for reform legislation introduced by Congressman John Faso (R-NY) that “will allow the federal government […]

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ATRA Brief Urges Mass. Supreme Judicial Court to Reject Theory of Innovator Liability

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2017 —The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), along with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on Friday […]

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ATRA Applauds John Adams for Signing 2017 Transparency Code Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2017 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today praised Virginia attorney general candidate John Adams for embracing good-government principles by signing ATRA’s 2017 Transparency Code […]

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ATRA Critical of Giant ‘Junk Science’ Verdict in ‘Golden State for Trial Lawyers’

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2017 – Citing California’s stubborn and long criticized reluctance to adopt unambiguously the more exacting Daubert standard for expert evidence used in all federal courts and […]

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ATRA Cheers SCOTUS Term’s Jurisdiction-Case ‘Trifecta’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – With today’s announced decision of a third significant jurisdictional case by the U.S. Supreme Court this term, the American Tort Reform Association applauded the […]

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ATRA Cheers Enactment of ‘Expert Witness’ Reform, Says Old Standard Helped Make Missouri the ‘Show Me Your Lawsuits State’

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 – With Gov. Eric Greitens expected to sign a key tort reform bill into law today, the American Tort Reform Association pointed again “to the […]