Offers of Settlement: H.B. 1741 (1995)
Establishes incentives for early settlement of claims by “qualified settlement
Establishes incentives for early settlement of claims by “qualified settlement offers.” The court will award attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses when a party refuses a reasonable offer as determined by the final judgment. Attorneys’ fees will be awarded at a rate of $100 per hour for expenses incurred after the date of the qualified offer, and may not total more than $1,000.
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.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
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.