Expert Evidence Reform: SB 308 (2008)
Requires a pre-trial motion requesting a hearing on expert evidence
Requires a pre-trial motion requesting a hearing on expert evidence to be filed 60 days prior to the trial date. Requires a judge to hold a hearing and give an oral or written reason for qualifying or disqualifying an expert witness and/or methodology within 30 days of trial. Also includes a “loser pay” provision.
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.