Consumer Protection Act Reform: H.B. 2008/S.B. 1522 (2011)
Amends the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) as follows: eliminates
Amends the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) as follows: eliminates a private right of action for actions based on the sale or marketing of securities, since those claims are governed by state and federal securities laws; provides that only the Attorney General may pursue actions under the “catchall provision” of the TCPA on behalf of Tennessee consumers; prohibits the award of punitive damages for an unfair or deceptive act or practice if the judge awards treble damages and attorney fees; and prohibits class actions from being brought under the consumer fraud statute and makes other changes to the consumer fraud statute.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about the American Law Institute’s diversion from its original mission in this opinion editorial for Law360.
ATRA President says COVID-19 statutes reflect a broader perspective than lawsuit shields as they are enacted by lawmakers, not just a single governor.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law reforms to the state’s punitive damages system, writes John Breslin for the St. Louis Record.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed S.B. 591 to amend Missouri’s consumer protection act and the state’s punitive damages system.
Federal Judge William Shubb ruled that due to insufficient evidence, California cannot require glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup to be labeled as “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”
ATRA cited in an opinion editorial by John DeMaggio for The Hill regarding potential lawsuit abuse in the wake of COVID-19.