ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Bickerstaff v. SunTrust
(Ga., filed May 15, 2019): Arguing that jury-trial waivers are enforceable in Georgia. Also arguing that the court should clarify the law of severability and hold that courts should preserve and enforce promises that are distinct, rather than taking an approach to severability that erases substantial parts of the parties’ agreement by nullifying distinct provisions that can operate independently.
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