Punitive Damages Reform: HB 2210 (1996).

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Limits punitive damages to 200% of compensatory awards.  Raises the


Limits punitive damages to 200% of compensatory awards.  Raises the standard of defense in punitive damage cases to “willful or wanton misconduct or reckless indifference to the rights or others.”  Provides for bifurcated trials.

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.