Product Liability Reform: Statute of Repose: SB 92 (1991).
Establishes a 10-year statute of repose for actions brought against
Establishes a 10-year statute of repose for actions brought against architects, engineers, and builders for design error or faulty construction. Requires that actions be brought within two years from the date that the defect is discovered. Requires that breach of contract or warranty claims be brought within 6 years of the date of completion. The reform does not apply to claims involving intentional or willful misconduct or warranties exceeding the statutory period of six years. The statute of repose which provided death benefits to dependents only when work-related injury caused death within six years of accident violated the open courts provision of the State Constitution. Hales v. Industrial Commission of Utah, 854 P.2d 537 (Utah App. 1993).
ATRA’s statement on passage of Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA’s statement on Amendment 1 to Illinois House Bill 3360
ATRA President Tiger Joyce released the following statement in response to the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6:
ATRA voices its disappointment as Congress fails to include liability protections in its latest COVID-19 relief package.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes in this op-ed about a growing trend of state courts bucking SCOTUS precedent when it comes to personal jurisdiction.
Activism in AG’s office, Supreme Court’s acceptance of lawsuit funding and loose venue rules to blame