ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.
Busch v. McMinnis Waste Systems
(Or., filed October 24, 2019): Arguing that the state’s statutory limit on noneconomic damages is constitutional. Upholding the state’s statutory limit is consistent with the court’s respect for the legislature’s role in shaping the civil justice system. Noneconomic damage limits respond to a rise in pain and suffering awards and their unpredictability.
On July 9, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that the statute violated the Oregon Constitution’s Remedy Clause.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.