Class Action Reform: HB 1603 (2009).
Defines who can be a member of a class and
Defines who can be a member of a class and set a procedure for the court to determine class attorneys and fees to be paid. Allows the court to appoint an independent attorney to represent the class in any dispute over attorneys fees. Provides that in coupon settlements, the attorney shall receive fee in coupons.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims