Limits on Appeal Bond: S.B. 199 (2018)
The bill limits the amount a defendant would have to
The bill limits the amount a defendant would have to pay to appeal a decision in civil litigation to $25 million. It also creates a rebuttable presumption that an appellant will suffer an undue hardship when the judgment amount exceeds $2.5 million, the defendant is a small business, and judgment is for a claim arising from activities within the appellant’s ordinary course of business. For these purposes, “small business” would be defined as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other business entity, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, with between 2 and 50 employees that is not a corporate affiliate or subsidiary of, or owned in whole or in part by any other business.
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.