Class Action Reform: H.B. 1013 (2013)
Adopted the expanded federal rule as a foundation for class
Adopted the expanded federal rule as a foundation for class actions. Includes specific procedures and guides the court must follow in appointing an attorney to represent the class. Requires specific findings that must be included in an order certifying a class. Requires more specific information be included in the notice provided to potential class members if a class is certified. Calls for more specific court oversight of the case, particularly regarding dismissals and settlements. Limits non-resident membership in state class actions and allows the court to stay, transfer or dismiss a case if it should be heard in another court
New Poll Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for Government Action vs. Litigation When it Comes to Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic
While COVID-19 relief efforts stall in Congress, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high. According to a new survey released today by […]
Missouri Supreme Court declines to review billion-dollar award against Johnson & Johnson baby powder
Juliette Fairley of the St. Louis Record reports on the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision not to review a $2 billion verdict.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce penned an op-ed for Law360 on the surge of COVID-19-related lawsuits targeting the insurance industry.
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.