ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.
Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC
(6th Circ., filed August 6, 2018): Urging the en banc court to grant a rehearing and reverse the lower court’s decision to certify an issue class under Rule 23 (c)(4) when Rule 23 (b)(3)’s requirements prohibit certiciation of a class for the relevant cause of action. The panel’s interpretation would render Rule 23 (b)(3)’s standards meaningless and allow certification of virtually any putative class action. It also raises serious Seventh Amendment concerns.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.