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 President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.