Early Offer of Settlement: H.B. 274 (2011)
The main elements of the legislation are as follows: (1)
The main elements of the legislation are as follows: (1) an early dismissal of actions provision in which the Texas Supreme Court is directed to promulgate a new rule of civil procedure providing for the dismissal of cases that have no basis in law or fact; (2) a section that requires the Texas Supreme Court to promulgate rules of civil procedure to “promote the prompt, efficient, and cost-effective resolution of civil actions” in which the amount in dispute is less than $100,000; (3) removal of a requirement that a trial judge obtain permission from all parties before he or she can certify a question for appellate review, and clarification of the procedure for taking the appeal; (4) changes and modifications to the early offer of settlement statute which are intended to make the statute more balanced and, therefore, more useful; and (5) provisions pertaining to the designation of responsible third parties.
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.