Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
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.
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.