Early Offer of Settlement: S.B. 239 (2006)
Provided that a party declining a settlement offer is potentially
Provided that a party declining a settlement offer is potentially liable for attorneys’ fees and court costs. S.B. 239 established that a plaintiff who rejects an offer of settlement would be liable for attorneys’ fess and litigation costs if the defendant is found not liable or the final judgment in favor of the plaintiff is 75 percent of the settlement offer. A defendant who rejects a plaintiff’s offer of settlement would be liable for attorneys’ fees and litigation costs if the plaintiff recovers a final judgment which is 125 percent greater than the offer of settlement.
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.