Punitive Damages Reform: HB 1069 (1990).
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits until discovery has been substantially completed. Prohibits discovery from being reopened without an amended pleading. Bars the award of punitive damages against physicians being sued for a bad outcome of a prescription medication, where the physician complied with FDA protocols. Bars the award of punitive damages against a physician being sued for the act of another, where the physician neither directed nor ratified the act.
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.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.