ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Searcy; Phillip Morris USA Inc. v. Boatright
(U.S., filed December 20, 2018): Supporting a petition for cert, arguing that class action defendants have a due process right to a judicial determination of every element of the plaintiff’s claim and that the lower court’s decision invites abusive “issue” class actions that harm American businesses. Issue classes and broad preclusion rules inevitably lead to litigation abuses and harm consumers and businesses alike.
ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame