Judgment Interest Reform: S.B. 207 (2011); Amended Code of Ala. § 6-5-410.
Changes the rate of interest on judgments in Alabama from
Changes the rate of interest on judgments in Alabama from 12% to 7.5%. Prior to the enactment of S.B. 207, a defendant who lost a lawsuit and chose to appeal had to begin paying 12% post-judgment interest on the amount the court or jury awarded the plaintiff, creating a significant financial deterrent to appealing an unjust verdict.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims