Support for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal In Massive Oklahoma Opioid Judgment

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.

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week: This affects all of us

ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.

First Ga. COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling

ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Rosie Manins of the Law360 about business interruption lawsuits in the wake of COVID-19.

Transparency A Priority For Montana AG Candidate

ATRA reports Montana attorney general candidate Austin Knudsen signed its AG Transparency Code pledge.

SCOTUS to Rule on Jurisdiction After State Courts Ignore Guidance

ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.

North Carolina AG Candidates Fail To Embrace Government Transparency

ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.

West Virginia AG Candidates Fail to Sign Transparency Oath

ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.

Trial Lawyers Treat COVID-19 As Another Feather In Their Caps

ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.

Transparency On the Back Burner for West Virginia AG Candidates

ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.

Utah AG Candidates Vow to Prioritize Transparency by Signing Pledge

ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.

Trial Lawyers Delight at Prospect of Congress, White House Flip

A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.

Majority of US States Block Juries’ Access to True Medical Costs

ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about the troubling new trend of medical financing in litigation for Medium.

Judge Managing Opioid Lawsuit Under Scrutiny

ATRA President Tiger Joyce dives into controversies surrounding biases of the federal judge overseeing the nation’s opioid MDL for Inside Sources.

Liability Shield in Congress – ATRA Urges Quick Action

ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.

COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation Surges

COVID-19 business interruption lawsuits surge – ATRA warns the civil justice system doesn’t exist to perform the functions of legislators, regulators or public health experts.

ALI Consumer Contract Restatement Is Biased Advocacy

ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about the American Law Institute’s diversion from its original mission in this opinion editorial for Law360.

Injury Attys Undaunted By COVID-19 Nursing Home Immunity

ATRA President says COVID-19 statutes reflect a broader perspective than lawsuit shields as they are enacted by lawmakers, not just a single governor.

Governor signs law on punitive damages, merchandising act

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law reforms to the state’s punitive damages system, writes John Breslin for the St. Louis Record.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson Signs Landmark Civil Justice Reform Bill Into Law

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed S.B. 591 to amend Missouri’s consumer protection act and the state’s punitive damages system.

Federal Judge Takes Stand Against Junk Science in California

Federal Judge William Shubb ruled that due to insufficient evidence, California cannot require glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup to be labeled as “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”

Congress needs to pass tort reform to protect CARES Act funding

ATRA cited in an opinion editorial by John DeMaggio for The Hill regarding potential lawsuit abuse in the wake of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Liability Protection & ATRA Priority Bill Signed By Gov. Kim Reynolds

ATRA thanks Gov. Kim Reynolds for signing and the Iowa legislature for passing S.F. 2338, providing COVID-19 liability protections and reforming phantom damages in Iowa.

Pennsylvania Needs a Smart Re-Start with Liability Protections

ATRA urges the Pennsylvania legislature to enact liability protections for critical industries like healthcare providers, PPE manufacturers and small businesses.