Legislative Oversight: HB 874 (2014)
Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding litigation initiated
Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding litigation initiated by a state agency and requires the attorney general to publish an annual report containing a list of all civil actions initiated by the State of Louisiana. Includes fraud cases at the Department of Health and Hospitals in the reporting requirements. (Stuart Bishop – R)
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.