PA Supreme Court Further Expands Liability With Latest Ruling

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a ruling that makes the state even more appealing to trial lawyers by removing the need to prove a business was fraudulent or negligent under the state’s consumer protection law. The Court […]

Missouri Legislature Looks to Address COVID-19 Liability

Trial lawyers’ spending on covid ads last year surpassed $400,000

Report: Trial Lawyers Spend Millions on Covid Ads

Liability protections needed at state level

Florida TV Viewers Pelted with COVID-19 Trial Lawyer Ads

Legislature moving on bills to address covid liability concerns

Maryland Lawmakers Look to Address COVID-19 Liability

Trial lawyers’ spending on covid ads last year surpassed $650,000

Law Firms Are Abusing California Lemon Law Fee Provision

ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about a worrisome trend involving California “lemon law” suits.

Poll Shows Public Disapproval for COVID-19 Lawsuits; Government Aid for Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Preferred

With a new presidential administration officially at the helm, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high.  A new survey released today by the American Tort Reform […]

Trial Lawyers’ Rush Amendment Passes IL House in Early Morning Hours, Heads to Governor

ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360

IL Lawmakers Rush to Amend Bill for Trial Lawyers’ Gain, Ignore COVID-19 Liability Protections

ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360

Statement Concerning Violent Mob Attack on U.S. Capitol

ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:

Congress Fails to Protect Small Businesses & Others from COVID-19 Liability

ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.

NYC’s Becoming an Even Nastier ‘Judicial Hellhole’

The New York Post Editorial Board writes about New York’s status as a “Judicial Hellhole.”

Courts in ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Less Likely to Abide by SCOTUS Precedent

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.

Philadelphia and New York City Top Sue-happy ‘Judicial Hellholes’

Coverage of the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes report by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner.

COVID-19 Lawsuits Ravage Businesses

ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about COVID-19 litigation and the need for liability protections, especially in states deemed “Judicial Hellholes.”

Minnesota Slides Into ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Ranks Yet Again

Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame

Illinois Counties’ Love of Lawsuits Lands Them ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Title

Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties ranked No. 8 due in part to high filing of “no injury” data privacy lawsuits

‘Judicial Hellhole’ St. Louis a Gateway for Out-of-State Lawsuits

Mo. Supreme Court refuses to review talc decision, majority of plaintiffs from out of state