Early Offer of Settlement: H.B. 4 (2003)
Provided that provisions may only be initiated by defendant, but
Provided that provisions may only be initiated by defendant, but once initiated, plaintiff may invoke them as well. Provided that if a defendant makes an offer that is rejected, and the plaintiff does not obtain a judgment for at least 80% of the amount, the plaintiff must pay attorney fees and costs incurred after rejection. Provided that if a plaintiff makes an offer that is rejected, and the judgment exceeds 120% of the amount, the defendant must pay attorney fees and costs incurred after rejection. Provided that the amount of fees and costs shifted cannot exceed the sum of noneconomic damages, punitive damages, and 50% of economic damages.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
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