McClay v. Airport Management Services, LLC
(Tenn., filed July 2019): Arguing that the state’s statutory limit on noneconomic damages is constitutional. It responds to a rise in pain and suffering awards by restoring predictability to the civil justice systems and the legislature has the authority to modify common law rights and remedies.
On February 27, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court agreed with ATRA’s position and upheld the statutory limits.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.