Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 11 (1995).
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of all damages from defendants found to be less than 51% at fault. Provides that a plaintiff’s negligence will be measured separately against each defendant. The statute retroactively abolishing joint liability for any defendant found to be less than 51% at fault violated the Due Process Clauses of the State and Federal Constitutions.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.
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.