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 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.