Bousamra v. Excela Health
(Pa., filed March 12, 2018): Arguing that the court should extend the attorney client privilege and work product doctrines to media consultants to allow companies to integrate legal and communications functions when needed. Responsibilities of lawyers have evolved to include advancing and protecting the legal rights of its employer or client in the media.
On June 18, 2019, the Court ruled that the content was not protected by the attorney-client privilege, but they are privileged attorney work product and protected by the work product doctrine.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.