Asbestos Litigation Reform: H.B. 403 (2016)
Enacts transparency requirements with respect to asbestos bankruptcy trust claims
Enacts transparency requirements with respect to asbestos bankruptcy trust claims in civil asbestos actions by requiring the plaintiff to provide specified information to the court and the parties, and allows the defendant to move the court requesting a stay of the proceedings if the defendant has information that could support additional trust claims by the plaintiff. Provides parties with all trust claims materials after commencement of an asbestos-related lawsuit.
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.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame