Punitive Damages Reform: Actual Malice: SB 2805 (1987).
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with
Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with “actual malice” or “wanton and willful disregard” for the rights of others. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Provides for an FDA government standards defense to punitive damages. The reform does not apply to cases involving environmental torts.
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.
ATRA urges SCOTUS to push back the on overly expansive approaches to jurisdiction shown by courts in Minnesota and Montana.
ATRA reports North Carolina attorney general candidates’ inaction on transparency code pledge.