Limitation of Damages Against the State: SB 258 (2005)
Limited all damages against the state and political subdivisions to
Limited all damages against the state and political subdivisions to $500,000 for personal injury and wrongful death (exclusive of property damages, medical care and related benefits and loss of earnings or loss of support, and loss of future support). The intention of this legislation was intended to explain the original intent of the legislature, notwithstanding the contrary interpretation of the Louisiana Supreme Court in Locket v. the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development, 2003-1767 (La. 2/25/04) 869 So.2d 97.
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.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame