Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Chrysler Group v. Walden
(Ga., filed August 31, 2017): Arguing the lower court erred by admitting CEO pay evidence because it creates extreme unfair prejudice and provokes a jury response based on passion and prejudice. Also, arguing that considering the damages award only in isolation prevents a meaningful analysis for excursiveness.
Status: On March 15, 2018, the court disagreed with ATRA’s position and affirmed the punitive damages award.
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.