By ATRA Public Affairs Manager Bailey N. Griffith In one of the Democratic Party’s recent debates, former Vice President Joe Biden raised the trial lawyers’ rally cry: Sue ’em! […]
Punitive Damages Reform: Actual Malice: SB 2805 (1987).
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with “actual malice” or “wanton and willful disregard” for the rights of others. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Provides for an FDA government standards defense to punitive damages. The reform does not apply to cases involving environmental torts.
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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 […]
Costly New Anti-Arbitration Rule Aimed at Nursing Homes Is Administration’s Latest Gift to Trial Lawyers
ATRA Urges Media to Focus on Other ‘Midnight’ Regulations Expected to Favor Big Donors to President’s Party as Time Runs out on His Second Term
Urges NY Lawmakers to Pass Asbestos Transparency Legislation, Says AG Schneiderman Should Investigate Fraud by Asbestos Plaintiffs’ Lawyers