Appeal Bond Reform: Sup. Ct. Order 2005-03-22 (2005)
The Utah Supreme Court imposed a limit on the amount
The Utah Supreme Court imposed a limit on the amount a defendant can be required to pay to secure the right to appeal by amending UCRP governing appeal bonds. The limitations are: (1) $25 million for compensatory damages, applied to class actions and actions involving multiple plaintiffs where damages are not proved for each plaintiff individually; (2) $0 for punitive damages, applied to all actions and eliminates bond requirements for appealing a punitive damage award.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.