Obesity Litigation Reform: HB 1282 (2004)
Exempted from civil liability manufacturers, sellers, trade associations, livestock producers, or
Exempted from civil liability manufacturers, sellers, trade associations, livestock producers, or retailers of any food or drink (as defined in Sec. 201(f) of 21 U.S.C. 321 (f)) when the claim is based on the individual’s weight gain, obesity, or a health condition related to weight gain or obesity, and the weight gain, obesity, or health condition results from the individual’s long-term consumption of a food or drink. The provisions also apply to cases that are currently pending.
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.
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.