ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
E.I. DuPont de Nemours v. Abbott
(U.S., filed August 4, 2023): Arguing that the expansion of offensive nonmutual collateral estoppel to mass tort bellwether trials is a question of exceptional importance. The lower court’s unprecedented contraction of defendants’ trial rights violates core constitutional guarantees. The lower court’s holding threatens the bellwether system that is critical to managing the massive federal MDL docket and controlling litigation costs for American businesses.
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims