ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
First Ga. COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Rosie Manins of the Law360 about business interruption lawsuits in the wake of COVID-19.
A Georgia federal judge’s first-of-its-kind ruling that an Atlanta restaurant can’t get insurance coverage for its pandemic-related business losses isn’t the end of the road for COVID-19-related policy disputes in the Peach State, where policyholders continue to fight virus exclusions.
Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association, said the battle between business owners and insurers over who should shoulder the financial burden of the health crisis is too big for courts to handle alone. He said it is a societal issue requiring governmental and community remedies.
“The physical damage requirement is a pretty significant burden for a business to overcome,” Joyce told Law360. “That’s just the unfortunate nature of where things are. Our view is that this is a problem that the civil justice system isn’t really equipped to deal with and it shouldn’t be looked to as the forum for resolving that.”
Joyce said the association is working nationwide to help shape reform legislation to balance the interests of businesses and address the significant problems posed by the pandemic.
“Your heart goes out to the restaurants because this is not their doing,” he said
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ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame