ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
Duffy v. CBS Corp.
(Md., filed November 11, 2017): Arguing that statutes of repose promote sound public policy by eliminating the specter of indefinite liability. Claims barred under a statute of repose cannot be revived by subsequent legislation and courts have routinely upheld the constitutionality of statutes of repose.
On March 28, 2018, the court disagreed with ATRA’s position and held that the state’s statute of repose for improvements to real property does not bar asbestos personal injury claims where the date of the plaintiff’s last exposure to asbestos-containing products occurred on or before June 30, 1970.
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