Appeal Bond Reform: SB 2198 (2009)
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 to $200 million. The limit applies to Engle progeny litigation, and creates an overall appeal bond cap for all of these cases combined. The entities covered by the statute include signatories to the Master Settlement Agreement, successors, and affiliates.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
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.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.