ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
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.
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims