Consumer Protection Act Reform: H.B. 1742 (2017)
Amends the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and provides that
Amends the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and provides that a person must prove that a deceptive act or practice caused him to enter into a transaction that resulted in a loss in order be awarded damages. Further, the bill defines “actual financial loss” as an ascertainable amount of money that is equal to the difference between the amount paid by a person for goods or services and the actual market value of the good or services provided. Finally, the legislation prohibits class actions from being brought under the DTPA except for violations of the Amendment 89 to the Arkansas Constitution which pertains to the maximum interest rate lenders may charge.
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.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.