Class Action Settlements Serve Lawyers Over Class Members

Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs

Covid Liability Protections Signed Into Law in Missouri

Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity

Illinois Trial Lawyers Spend $155 Million on TV Ads in Last Five Years

$7 million spent in Quarter 1 of 2021 to air nearly 61,000 local legal services TV ads in Illinois

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Missouri Talc Case

By denying cert, the Supreme Court is failing to deliver on its promise of equal justice under the law

SCOTUS Denies Review in Janssen Case

Fails to Affirm Supremacy of Federal Law

Liability Reform Bills Prioritized and Signed in Montana

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system.

SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

West Virginia Legislative Session Produces Batch of Legal Reform Bills Signed by Gov

Governor Jim Justice signs four key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Spend Big on Ads Across the State

State Senator from Shreveport-Bossier seeks to curb over-the-top, dishonest ads

Minnesotans Deserve Transparency from AG Ellison

ATRA President Tiger Joyce takes a look at Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s lawsuit claiming oil companies “deceived Minnesotans about climate change.”

West Virginia Bill Could Empower Juries With More Relevant Evidence

Bill on seat belt admissibility heads to Governor

Brief Calls Out Joining Dissimilar Claims in Missouri Talc Suit

SCOTUS Determining Whether to Hear Appeal by Defendant – ATRA Calls for Guidance to Establish Due Process Limitations On the Use of “Joinder”

Florida Enacts Covid Liability Protections

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs covid liability protections into law in the state which has seen a disproportionate amount of legal services ads related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garland Should Oppose Biden Effort to Reinstate Controversial ‘Slush Funds’ Practice

Writing for The Hill, ATRA President Tiger Joyce discusses the Biden administration’s plans to allow a settlement slush fund and issues the practice has caused at the state level.