Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: HB 2627 (2000); K.S.A. § 75-37,130- K.S.A. § 75-37,135.
Requires open and competitive bidding for all contingent fee contracts
Requires open and competitive bidding for all contingent fee contracts for legal services between the state and outside counsel, where fees and services exceed $7,500. Requires proposed contracts for legal services between the state and outside counsel in excess of $1 million to be submitted to the legislative budget committee for approval. Requires, at the conclusion of representation, outside counsel to provide the state with a statement of hours worked and fees recovered through a contract for legal services between the state and outside counsel. Provides that in no instance shall the state pay fees, even on a contingent fee basis, in excess of $1,000 per hour.
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.