Common Sense Consumption Act: SB 12 (2013)
Applies to all covered claims pending on November 1, 2009,
Applies to all covered claims pending on November 1, 2009, and all claims filed thereafter, regardless of when the claim arose. The bill sets forth that the intent of the Act is to prevent frivolous lawsuits against manufacturers, packers, distributors, carriers, holders, sellers, marketers or advertisers of food products that comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. It sets for the definition of a claim and a “knowing and willful violation,” as well as setting forth guidelines that an entity shall not be subject to civil liability for a claim arising out of weight gain, obesity, or a health condition associated with weight gain or obesity. Additionally, the bill outlines that the pleading requirements and deems them part of the substantive law of the state and not merely in the nature of procedural provisions.
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.