Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Transparency Act – H.B. 1426
Creates a substantive right for defendants to obtain bankruptcy trust
Creates a substantive right for defendants to obtain bankruptcy trust discovery. The plaintiff must provide the court and parties with a sworn statement indicating that all asbestos trust claims that can be made by the plaintiff have been filed. A defendant may file a motion requesting a stay of the proceedings that identifies the asbestos trust claims the defendant believes the plaintiff can file and include information supporting the asbestos trust claims. If the court determines that there is a sufficient basis for the plaintiff to file an asbestos trust claim identified in the motion to stay, the court shall stay the asbestos action until the plaintiff files the asbestos trust claim and produces all related trust claims materials.
Poll Shows Public Disapproval for COVID-19 Lawsuits; Government Aid for Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Preferred
With a new presidential administration officially at the helm, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high. A new survey released today by the American Tort Reform […]
ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.