Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor
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.
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