Punitive Damages Reform: (1990). Minn. Stat. Sec. 549.20.
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with “deliberate disregard” for the award of punitive damages. (The former standard required only a showing of “willful indifference.”) Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding at the request of the defendant. Grants trial and appellate judges the power to review all punitive damages awards.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims