Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 4 (2003).

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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%.

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.