Limits on Appeal Bond: S.B. 199 (2018)
The bill limits the amount a defendant would have to
The bill limits the amount a defendant would have to pay to appeal a decision in civil litigation to $25 million. It also creates a rebuttable presumption that an appellant will suffer an undue hardship when the judgment amount exceeds $2.5 million, the defendant is a small business, and judgment is for a claim arising from activities within the appellant’s ordinary course of business. For these purposes, “small business” would be defined as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other business entity, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, with between 2 and 50 employees that is not a corporate affiliate or subsidiary of, or owned in whole or in part by any other business.
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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.
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