ATRA President Tiger Joyce penned an op-ed for Law360 on the surge of COVID-19-related lawsuits targeting the insurance industry.
Virus Liability Shields Move Ahead in Louisiana, Other States
States advance liability shields for businesses in the absence of federal liability protection, writes Chris Marr of Bloomberg Law.
The potential for inaction in Congress makes the push for state legislation all the more significant, said Sherman “Tiger” Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association.
“Given the fact that it may not do something, which we don’t know, then I think it’s incumbent on states to address potential liability as it relates to Covid-19,” Joyce said.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
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.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
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.