Bloomberg and Biden’s social solution? Sue.

By ATRA Public Affairs Manager Bailey N. Griffith   In one of the Democratic Party’s recent debates, former Vice President Joe Biden raised the trial lawyers’ rally cry: Sue ’em! […]

Philly can become less anti-business by looking at the courts

By Tiger Joyce and Curt Schroder (Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform)   Mayor Jim Kenney touted the importance of fostering a pro-business climate in Philadelphia during his Feb. 11 […]

Report: Excessive lawsuit costs subtract almost $2 billion and 20,000 jobs from Louisiana’s economy

Groups calling for an overhaul of Louisiana’s legal system say “excessive” litigation costs subtract $1.9 billion from the state’s annual economic output, leading to the loss of 19,794 jobs and […]

ATRA says attorneys spent $1.5 million on TV ads in West Virginia in three months

The American Tort Reform Association has released a report showing that attorneys spent $1.5 million from July through September on television advertisements in West Virginia.   ATRA found that viewers […]

Top 10 ‘Judicial Hellholes’ for 2020 Named by Tort Reform Group

It’s out: the annual report by tort reform advocates of what they say are the nation’s worst local courts and states that are abusing the civil justice system.   The […]

Tiger Joyce on Talk With Audrey – Judicial Hellholes

American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Talk With Audrey discussing the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.

Georgia Legislature must address tort reform

Georgia has earned a new distinction, and it’s not a good one. For the first time, our state is listed among the nation’s “Judicial Hellholes” by the American Tort Reform […]

Nationwide concerns cannot be solved in local courts

By Tiger Joyce   Vaping, climate change, and opioids might seem disconnected, but they have more in common than one might think. They’re each significant public challenges that state and […]

Tiger Joyce on Good Day Tulsa – Judicial Hellholes

American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Good Day Tulsa discussing Oklahoma’s No. 8 ranking among the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.

Tiger Joyce on ConnTV – Judicial Hellholes 2019-2020

American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Conn TV discussing the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.

Letters: Louisiana among the worst in lawsuit abuses against business

Louisiana unfortunately is a perpetual fixture on the American Tort Reform Foundation’s “Judicial Hellholes” list, which identifies those states with civil justice systems that allow lawsuit abuse to flourish. As […]

Ron DeSantis praised for improving legal environment

After a decade on the list, Florida has slipped out of the top-10 in the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” list. The Florida Justice Reform Institute attributes the […]

New York state is still a top ‘judicial hellhole,’ report finds

New York State is holding steady as the nation’s third worst “judicial hellhole,” according to a new watchdog report. The Big Apple’s rotten rank stems from serial plaintiffs and lawyers […]

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.   […]

Louisiana labeled ‘Judicial Hellhole’ for 7th year

The American Tort Reform Association has once again labeled Louisiana as a “Judicial Hellhole” this year, ranking the state at No. 4. Louisiana has been included in the rankings for […]

St. Clair, Madison counties remain in the top ten for the worst ‘judicial hellholes’

The American Tort Reform Association has once again ranked St. Clair and Madison counties among the country’s worst “judicial hellholes” — jurisdictions, courts and legislatures the lobbying group considers unfair. […]