Punitive Damages Reform: HB 2731 (1988). Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-3701.
Limits the award of punitive damages to the lesser of
Limits the award of punitive damages to the lesser of a defendant’s annual gross income or $5 million. (The 1992 legislature amended this statute to allow a judge who felt a defendant’s annual gross income was not a sufficient deterrent to look at 50% of the defendant’s net assets and award the lesser of that amount or $5 million.) Requires a plaintiff to show that a defendant acted with willful or wanton conduct, fraud, or malice. Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding.
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