Comprehensive General Tort Reform: SB 1305 (1994)
prohibits suits brought by drunk drivers in accidents where they
- prohibits suits brought by drunk drivers in accidents where they are more than 50% at fault;
- provides immunity from civil liability for volunteers, non-profit organizations and emergency medical technicians;
- limits prisoners’ suits;
- provides immunity from civil liability for fire fighters and police officers acting within the scope of their duties and
- provides for an assumption of the risk defense in personal injury suits.
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.
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.