Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Cottrell v. Alcon Laboratories
(3rd Cir., filed September 28, 2016): Arguing that the plaintiffs’ speculative claim that they might have paid less for a medication if defendants had packaged it more efficiently does not describe a cognizable injury in fact, and therefore, they lack standing. Accepting plaintiffs’ theory would invite abusive class-action litigation.
On October 18, 2017, the Court ruled against ATRA’s position and reversed the dismissal of the class action.
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system.