Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor
Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Connors
(U.S., filed on March 24, 2021): Arguing that by creating a rule that abstention requires only general assessments and not case-specific inquiries, there will be no meaningful check on the important relationship between State AGs and private attorneys. The Ninth Circuit’s separation of abstention from any meaningful consideration of a state’s sovereign interest has important downstream consequences.
SCOTUS Determining Whether to Hear Appeal by Defendant
Writing for The Hill, ATRA President Tiger Joyce discusses the Biden administration’s plans to allow a settlement slush fund and issues the practice has caused at the state level.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about issues with a landmark talc case in Missouri and how the U.S. Supreme Court can step in.
Trial lawyers’ spending on covid ads last year surpassed $260,000