Product Liability Reform: SB 344 (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 statutory defenses to product liability claims, including adherence to government standards, FDA standards, and sellers’ defenses. Provides an absolute defense, where the plaintiff was found to be at least 50% at fault due to intoxication or a controlled substance. Limits the award of noneconomic damages in product liability cases not involving death or loss of vital bodily function to $280,000. Limits the award of noneconomic damages in such cases to $500,000.
New Poll Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for Government Action vs. Litigation When it Comes to Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic
While COVID-19 relief efforts stall in Congress, public support for aid to small businesses and others impacted by the pandemic remains high. According to a new survey released today by […]
Missouri Supreme Court declines to review billion-dollar award against Johnson & Johnson baby powder
Juliette Fairley of the St. Louis Record reports on the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision not to review a $2 billion verdict.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce penned an op-ed for Law360 on the surge of COVID-19-related lawsuits targeting the insurance industry.
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.