Monitoring Settlements in Lawsuits Against State Agencies: SB 667 (2002)
Required anyone planning to sue a state agency to notify
Required anyone planning to sue a state agency to notify the agency 30 days before filing in court. The law required an agency defendant to alert the Senate President and the House Speaker. The purpose of S.B.667 was to avoid the kind of settlements that occurred previously in the Recht School and the Hartley mental health cases. In those cases, agencies settled without aggressively defending the state’s interests, leaving the Legislature to foot the costs of the settlements by rebuilding schools and revamping the mental health system.
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