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’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