Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Gustavsen v. Alcon
(1st Circ., filed April 11, 2018): 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 August 27, 2018, the court held that defendants could not change the drop size of an FDA-approved drug without prior FDA approval and thus that plaintiffs’ state-law claims were preempted.
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.