Legacy Law Suit Reform: H.B. 618/S.B. 555 (2012)
Provides oil producers with the ability to admit to responsibility
Provides oil producers with the ability to admit to responsibility for cleaning up pollution from past oil drilling activities without admitting to larger damages. The admission would not waive the admitting party’s right to use any of the available defenses in court. The bills also create a system where the Department of Natural Resources would develop a cleanup plan for polluted lands that would be open to public scrutiny via a public hearing. The cleanup plan also has to pass analysis by the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Agriculture.
This shift is not in the best interests of consumers, manufacturers, or the state as a whole
Michigan lawmakers must consider the unintended consequences of expanding liability
The Trial Lawyer Playbook report serves as a call to action, promoting transparency, accountability, and fairness in the legal system.
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