Obesity Litigation Reform: HB 2220 (2004)
H.B. 2220 exempted from civil liability purveyors of food when
H.B. 2220 exempted from civil liability purveyors of food when the claim is a result from the repeated consumption of a food product that is not defective and unreasonably dangerous if consumed in reasonable quantities. Furthermore, H.B. 2220 provided that there is no duty to warn purchasers, users, or consumers, regardless of age, that the consumption of a food product that is not defective and unreasonably dangerous may cause healthy problems if consumed excessively. Food product is defined as any product that is grown, prepared, provided, served or sold and that is primarily intended for human consumption and nourishment.
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.