Punitive Damages Reform: HB 1069 (1990).
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits until discovery has been substantially completed. Prohibits discovery from being reopened without an amended pleading. Bars the award of punitive damages against physicians being sued for a bad outcome of a prescription medication, where the physician complied with FDA protocols. Bars the award of punitive damages against a physician being sued for the act of another, where the physician neither directed nor ratified the act.
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