Punitive Damages Reform: HB 1197 (1986)
Provides that an award for punitive damages may not exceed
Provides that an award for punitive damages may not exceed an award for compensatory damages. Permits a court to reduce a punitive damages award if deterrence can be achieved without the award. Permits a court to increase a punitive damages award to three times an award for compensatory damages if misbehavior continues during trial. Requires one-third of punitive damages awards to be paid to the state fund. The law requiring plaintiff to pay one-third of any punitive damages award collected to the State general fund was an unconstitutional taking of property without just compensation under both the Federal and Colorado Constitutions. Kirk v. Denver Publishing Co., 818 P.2d 262 (Colo. 1991).
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