ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
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’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame