Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: H.F. 563 (2012)
Provides that a state shall not enter into a contingency
Provides that a state shall not enter into a contingency fee contract with a private attorney unless the Attorney General makes a written determination prior to entering into the contract, that contingency fee representation is both cost-effective and in the public interest. Limits the aggregate contingency fee a private attorney can receive to 25% of any recovery up to $10 million, 20% of any recovery between $10-$15 million, 15% of any recovery between $15-$20 million, 10% of any portion between $20-$25 million, and 5% of any recovery that exceeds $25 million. In no event shall the aggregate contingency fee of any recovery exceed $50 million. Allows the caps to be waived if approved by the majority of the state Executive Council (Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and Secretary of Agriculture). Requires the contract, payments made under the contract, and the attorney general’s written determinations to be posted on the attorney general’s website.
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.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame