Asbestos/Silica Litigation Reform: HB 1019 (2005)
Established minimum medical criteria, based on American Medical Association recommendations,
Established minimum medical criteria, based on American Medical Association recommendations, for filing asbestos and silica claims. Revised statute of limitations for filing asbestos and silica claims. The period for filing claims begins only after a patient has demonstrated symptoms of illness. Prohibited the award of punitive damages in asbestos/silica claims. Increased standards for establishing venue in all asbestos and silica cases.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.