This op-ed was originally published by Law360. Once considered a scholarly organization that was safely above the fray in broader policy disputes, the American Law Institute has become an advocacy group, […]
West Virginia Bill Could Empower Juries With More Relevant Evidence
Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor
Today, the West Virginia House of Representatives concurred with a Senate amendment to S.B. 439 and the next step is Governor Jim Justice’s desk. The bill would allow juries to hear evidence about seat belt use in civil cases.
Wearing a seat belt is required by law in West Virginia. Whether an individual does or does not wear their seatbelt often impacts injuries sustained in the unfortunate case of a motor vehicle accident. If the bill is signed into law, juries will be fully informed when deciding important cases involving motor vehicle accidents.
The legislation is sponsored by Senators Chandler Swope, Rollan Roberts and Patricia Rucker. ATRA also recognizes the leadership by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Trump and House Judiciary Chairman Moore Capito in helping this important piece of legislation make it to the Governor’s desk.
According to recent reports, three state attorneys general will leave the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). Ad Law Access reported this week that the Attorneys General of Missouri, Montana, […]
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Maryland candidate for state attorney general, Jim Shalleck (R), pledged to prioritize transparency and open accountability in office, the American Tort Reform Association announced today. Shalleck, who most recently served […]
Idaho candidate for state attorney general, Arthur Macomber (R), pledged to prioritize transparency and open accountability in office, the American Tort Reform Association announced today. Macomber embraced good-government principles by […]
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