Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 51 (1987).
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 50% or less at fault. Parts of the 1987 comparative negligence statute allowing fault to be allocated to nonparties violated the due process provision of the State Constitution. Newville v. State of Montana, Department of Family Services, 883 P.2d 793 (Mont. 1994).
Poll Shows Public Disapproval for COVID-19 Lawsuits; Government Aid for Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Preferred
With a new presidential administration officially at the helm, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high. A new survey released today by the American Tort Reform […]
ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.