Punitive Damages Reform: HB 2025 (1987).
Limits the award of punitive damages to the lesser of
Limits the award of punitive damages to the lesser of defendant’s highest annual gross income during the preceding five years or $5 million. Provides that if the defendant earned more profit from the objectionable conduct than either of these limits, the court could award 1.5 times the amount of that profit. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Requires a plaintiff to prove punitive damages by “clear and convincing” evidence. Provides seven criteria for the judge to consider in punitive damages cases, including whether this is the first award against a given defendant.
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