Barring Admission of a Defendant’s Sympathy: AB 2723 (2002)
Provided for the inadmissibility of certain evidence as a matter
Provided for the inadmissibility of certain evidence as a matter of public policy, including portions of statements, writings, or benevolent gestures expressing sympathy or a general sense of benevolence relating to the pain, suffering, or death of a person involved in an accident and made to that person or to the family of that person, which are inadmissible as evidence of an admission of liability in a civil action. The reform did not make admissions of fault inadmissible.
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.