ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about the American Law Institute’s diversion from its original mission in this opinion editorial for Law360.
ATRA President says COVID-19 statutes reflect a broader perspective than lawsuit shields as they are enacted by lawmakers, not just a single governor.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law reforms to the state’s punitive damages system, writes John Breslin for the St. Louis Record.
ATRA cited in an opinion editorial by John DeMaggio for The Hill regarding potential lawsuit abuse in the wake of COVID-19.
States advance liability shields for businesses in the absence of federal liability protection, writes Chris Marr of Bloomberg Law.
Judges across the country have now determined that climate lawsuits against oil and gas companies belong in state courts, writes Jennifer Hijazi of E&E News.
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.
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.
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.
Lawsuits alleging negligence by Princess Cruises for failing to warn about the possibility of contracting the coronavirus are part of what likely will be a multitude of COVID-19 related litigation, a tort reform advocate says, writes Sarah Downey for the Northern California Record.
Medical malpractice insurers have responded with flexibility as their clients deal with liability concerns produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tom Jacobs for S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Talk With Audrey discussing the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.
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 […]
American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Good Day Tulsa discussing Oklahoma’s No. 8 ranking among the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.
American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce on Conn TV discussing the 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]