Assignment of Benefits Reform: H.B. 7065 (2019)
Provides for a prohibition on assignees accessing the one-way attorney
Provides for a prohibition on assignees accessing the one-way attorney fee statute, and replacing that with a defined prevailing party formula. Gives policyholders substantial new rights of disclosure and rescission, and requires both assignees and insurers to perform under new, strict timelines for the benefit of policyholders.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.