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%.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.
ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.