Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Defendant pays only assessed percentage of fault unless defendant is
Defendant pays only assessed percentage of fault unless defendant is 50% or more responsible. Defendants can designate (as opposed to join) other responsible third parties whose fault contributed to causing plaintiff’s harm. In toxic tort cases, the threshold for joint and several liability raised from 15% to 50%.
2019 Opioid Ruling Overturned
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity