Jury Service Reform: S.B. 232 (2006).
Provides a one-time postponement to another date within one year
Provides a one-time postponement to another date within one year upon a showing of hardship, extreme inconvenience, or necessity. Protects an individual called for jury service who provides reasonable notice to his or her employer from being subjected to adverse employment action. Prohibits employers from requiring or requesting employees to use annual leave for jury service. In addition, the legislation eliminates automatic postponement from jury service including those for ferry-keepers and persons employed in attendance at such ferry, people age 65 and older, government officials, legislators, armed services, veterinarians, dentists, Indianapolis School Board members, and police and fire department members.
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.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.