Discovery: HB 3375 (2014)
Allows parties, upon showing of good cause, to obtain discovery
Allows parties, upon showing of good cause, to obtain discovery regarding any matter that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense by one or more of the following methods: depositions, written interrogatories, production of documents or things or permission to enter property for the purpose of inspection, copies of physical and mental examinations, and authorizations for release of the records. Also provides that in any action in which physical or mental injury is claimed, the party making the claim shall provide to the other parties a release or authorization allowing the parties to obtain relevant medical records and bills, and, when relevant, a release or authorization for employment and scholastic records. (Terry O’Donnell – R)
Poll Shows Public Disapproval for COVID-19 Lawsuits; Government Aid for Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Preferred
With a new presidential administration officially at the helm, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high. A new survey released today by the American Tort Reform […]
ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.