Product Liability Reform: HB 1741 (1995).
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in product liability cases. Provides a rebuttable presumption that a product is not defective if: (1) the manufacturer of the product conformed with recognized “state of the art” safety guidelines; or (2) the manufacturer of the product complied with government standards (i.e. approved by FDA, FAA etc…). Restricts strict liability actions to the manufacturer of the product.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA reports neither candidate for West Virginia Attorney General has signed its transparency oath, writes Chris Dickerson for the West Virginia Record.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about trial lawyers’ latest pet project – business interruption lawsuits against insurance companies in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA reports West Virginia attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.
ATRA announces two Utah candidates for attorney general signing its AG transparency code pledge.
A Washington controlled by Democrats would be a bonanza for the trial bar, writes W.J. Kennedy for Legal Newsline.