Punitive Damages Reform: HB 700 (1987).
Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be
Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Permits the jury to set the amount for punitive damages if, in the first stage, the jury finds a defendant liable for punitive damages. Permits the admissibility of evidence of a defendant’s net worth only during the proceeding for the determination of punitive damages. Requires 50% of all punitive damages awards to be paid to the state fund. Prohibits multiple punitive damages awards under certain conditions.
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