Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: H.B. 2423 (2011); A.R.S. § 41-4801.
Bars the state from entering into a contingency fee contract
Bars the state from entering into a contingency fee contract with a private attorney unless the attorney general first makes a written determination that the contingency fee representation is both cost effective and in the public interest. The contract must be posted on the attorney general’s website for at least 365 days. Limits the amount of aggregate contingency fees that the attorney may receive. The private attorney may not receive more than 25% of any recovery less than $10 million, 20% of any recovery of between $10 million and $15 million, 15% of any recovery of between $15 million and $20 million, 10% of any recovery of between $20 million and $25 million, and 5% of any recovery of more than $25 million.
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.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.