Affirmative Civil Justice Reform Package: H.B. 542 (2011)
Requires that juries be given accurate information about the medical
- Requires that juries be given accurate information about the medical bills actually paid.
- Establishes requirements for expert witness testimony that will make North Carolina consistent with the requirements in federal courts and the majority of other states. Makes courts more efficient and fair and help deter frivolous lawsuits.
- Addresses attorneys fees in small cases by restoring the original intent of the statute which was to encourage parties to negotiate reasonable settlements and reduce litigation.
- Codifies North Carolina common law to make clear that land owners are not liable for harm to trespassers on their property.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
$7 million spent in Quarter 1 of 2021 to air nearly 61,000 local legal services TV ads in Illinois