Appeal Bond Reform: HB 1547 (2000)

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Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay


Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay to secure the right to appeal a punitive damages award to $25 million.  Applies in out‑of‑state judgments during the stay period only.

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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.