State Senator from Shreveport-Bossier seeks to curb over-the-top, dishonest ads
Effler v. Purdue Pharma
(Tenn., filed May 26, 2020): Arguing that the legislature did not give district attorneys standing to file unauthorized Drug Dealer Liability Act. This litigation will increase locality litigation abuse. Also arguing that the DDLA imposes liability on criminal drug dealers, not manufacturers of lawful medicines. drug dealers, not manufacturers of lawful medicines.
On December 17, 2020, the Supreme Court of Tennessee in part ruled in favor of defendant pharmaceutical companies and held that District Attorneys did not have standing to sue under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act. However, the Court ruled in favor of Baby Doe plaintiffs and found that they alleged sufficient allegations to state a claim.
Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor
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.