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The $280 Million Attorneys General Fund
A group of state AGs shouldn’t be a litigation finance shop for the tort bar and progressive causes.
Republican state Attorneys General are meeting in Colorado this weekend, and a major item on the agenda is what to do about the $280 million sitting on the books of the National Association of Attorneys General. We hope they agree to tell NAAG that the money belongs to the states, not to be kept as a permanent fund to finance litigation and trial-lawyer riches.
NAAG is a bipartisan forum for all state and territory AGs, or at least it’s supposed to be. But we reported in July on the legitimate concerns expressed by eight GOP state AGs, led by Kentucky’s Daniel Cameron, about the way NAAG itself is benefiting from tort settlements. The AGs worried that NAAG is becoming a litigation machine in its own right, with an agenda more in tune with the tort bar than with the states AGs represent…
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims