Joint and Several Liability Reform: HF 872 (2003); Amended Minn. Stat. § 604.02.

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Raises the threshold for the imposition of joint and several


Raises the threshold for the imposition of joint and several liability from 15 percent to greater than 50 percent.  Parties less than 50 percent responsible are to be held responsible only for their percentage of fault.

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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.