Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Antero Resources Corp. v. Strudley
(Co., filed June 2014): Arguing that Colorado courts should be allowed to enter Lone Pine orders requiring plaintiffs in toxic tort and complicated products cases to make a prima facie showing of foundational issues like injury and exposure before proceeding.
On April 20, 2015, The court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and held that Colorado’s Rules of Civil Procedure did not allow a trial court to issue a modified case management order (“lone pine” order) that required a plaintiff to present prima facie evidence in support of a claim before plaintiff could exercise its full rights of discovery.
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
$7 million spent in Quarter 1 of 2021 to air nearly 61,000 local legal services TV ads in Illinois
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system.