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.
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.