New Poll Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for Government Action vs. Litigation When it Comes to Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic

While COVID-19 relief efforts stall in Congress, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high.  According to a new survey released today by […]

COVID-19 Lawsuit Protections Signed Into Law in Michigan

ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Defies SCOTUS Precedent

ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.

Support for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal In Massive Oklahoma Opioid Judgment

ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.

Transparency A Priority For Montana AG Candidate

ATRA reports Montana attorney general candidate Austin Knudsen signed its AG Transparency Code pledge.

SCOTUS to Rule on Jurisdiction After State Courts Ignore Guidance

ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.

North Carolina AG Candidates Fail To Embrace Government Transparency

ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.

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.