Transparency On the Back Burner for West Virginia AG Candidates

ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.

Utah AG Candidates Vow to Prioritize Transparency by Signing Pledge

ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.

Liability Shield in Congress – ATRA Urges Quick Action

ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.

COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation Surges

COVID-19 business interruption lawsuits surge – ATRA warns the civil justice system doesn’t exist to perform the functions of legislators, regulators or public health experts.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson Signs Landmark Civil Justice Reform Bill Into Law

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed S.B. 591 to amend Missouri’s consumer protection act and the state’s punitive damages system.

Federal Judge Takes Stand Against Junk Science in California

Federal Judge William Shubb ruled that due to insufficient evidence, California cannot require glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup to be labeled as “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”

COVID-19 Liability Protection & ATRA Priority Bill Signed By Gov. Kim Reynolds

ATRA thanks Gov. Kim Reynolds for signing and the Iowa legislature for passing S.F. 2338, providing COVID-19 liability protections and reforming phantom damages in Iowa.

Pennsylvania Needs a Smart Re-Start with Liability Protections

ATRA urges the Pennsylvania legislature to enact liability protections for critical industries like healthcare providers, PPE manufacturers and small businesses.

Louisiana Scores Second Shot at Civil Justice Reforms

ATRA encourages the Louisiana State Senate to pass and Gov. John Bel Edwards to sign H.B. 57 to help reduce auto insurance rates.

Healthcare Workers Still In Need of Liability Protection

ATRA voices its support for H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act.

ATRA Files Comments with EPA, Questions Credibility of Asbestos Risk Assessment Coalition

ATRA joined others in voicing objection to the EPA’s inclusion of certain experts in its evaluation of asbestos risk.

9th Circuit Fails to Rein In Expansion of Public Nuisance Law

ATRA states its disappointment in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that certain public nuisance climate lawsuits can proceed in state court.

Consumer Protection Reform Bill Passed by Missouri Legislature

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 Urges Senate to Pursue Employer Liability Protections

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.

ATRA Encouraged by West Virginia Senate Focus on Employer Liability

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 […]

ATRA Encouraged by Sen. McConnell’s Focus on Liability

Senate Majority Leader Prioritizes Employer Liability Protection Shield

Lawsuits Look to Place Blame on Industry

New trend shows companies sued for everything from coronavirus to climate change

Employer Liability Protection Crucial to Re-Open the Economy

President Trump is considering employers’ liability concerns surrounding the planned re-opening of U.S. businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

6th Circuit Finds Multidistrict Litigation Must Comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Statement from the American Tort Reform Association applauding a writ of mandamus issued by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Legislation Best Suited to Address COVID-19 Liability

Executive orders may provide relief but likely face future court challenges

ATRA Supports Sen. Sasse Liability Shield

ATRA details its support of inclusion of the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act in the fourth coronavirus stimulus package.

Covid Class Actions Surge – 90% Receive No Benefit

As trial lawyers begin to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic by filing class action lawsuits alleging consumer fraud, a new report reveals that more than 90% of class members in consumer fraud cases receive no benefit whatsoever from this type of litigation.

Good Samaritan Provision for Healthcare Workers Supported by ATRA

ATRA supports inclusion of Good Samaritan provision in the coronavirus stimulus relief package.

Lessening Liability Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Supported by ATRA

-UPDATE- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. MEDIA STATEMENT Last night, the U.S. House […]

Florida Lawyers Dump $13 Million Into TV Ads

Florida Lawyers Dump $13 Million Into TV Ads New report shines a light on the 113,000 local ads from 2019’s third quarter; $71 million spent on national ads JANUARY 28, […]

Georgia Lawyers Dump $10 Million Into TV Ads

Georgia Lawyers Dump $10 Million Into TV Ads New report shines a light on the 100,000+ local ads from 2019’s third quarter; $71 million spent on national ads JANUARY 28, […]

West Virginia Lawyers Dump $1.5 Million Into TV Ads

West Virginia Lawyers Dump $1.5 Million Into TV Ads New report shines a light on the nearly 40,000 local ads from 2019’s third quarter; $71 million spent on national ads […]

Judicial Hellholes Abuse Nation’s Civil Justice System

Judicial Hellholes Abuse Nation’s Civil Justice System Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas tops 2019-2020 list   DECEMBER 10, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – A new report highlights the worst local courts and states […]

Philly Trial Lawyers Spend $10.9 Million on Local Ads In First Half of 2019

Have you or a loved one been hurt? Lawyers bought 73,000 local ads to get you to answer. OCTOBER 8, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Philadelphia area viewers saw approximately 73,000 local […]

Oklahoma Lands Spot as Judicial Hellhole

The conservative stronghold loses its roots and expands liability statewide July 9, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Today, the American Tort Reform Association made a midyear addition to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” […]

Report Exposes Private Interest Groups Paying Government Staffers

Michael Bloomberg’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and U.S. Climate Alliance Pay Salaries of Embedded Staffers to Push Their Agendas MAY 29, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Today, the American Tort […]

Report Exposes Greed of Louisiana Trial Lawyers

Lawyers spend $15.6 million soliciting their services and alarming citizens MAY 23, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Today, the American Tort Reform Association released its first report on trial lawyer advertising in […]

Texas Trial Lawyers Spend $16.4 Million in Major Media Markets

132,000 ads aired in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio & Houston April 17, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The American Tort Reform Association released its latest study on trial lawyer advertising, which […]

Kentucky Trial Lawyers Spend $7.2 Million in Major Media Markets

APRIL 9, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Today, the American Tort Reform Association released a study showing spending on TV ads by trial lawyers in Kentucky’s largest media markets. If it feels […]