ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
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.
On June 21, 2o21, the Court denied the petition for cert.
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