Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: SB 113 (1999).
Requires that the state attempt to handle all litigation through
Requires that the state attempt to handle all litigation through in-house counsel. Provides that when seeking outside counsel, the contracting agency must first seek an hourly fee arrangement. Provides that contingent fee contracts in excess of $100,000 be approved by a Legislative Review Board. Requires that at the conclusion of contingent fee representation, the state receive a statement of hours worked and total fees recovered.
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.