Punitive Damages Reform: S.F. 1827 (1990)
Provides the following punitive damage reforms a) raises the standard of
Provides the following punitive damage reforms a) raises the standard of conduct for punitive damages from the current “willful indifference” to a standard of “deliberate disregard”; b) establishes the party’s right to insist on a bifurcated trial when a claim includes punitive damages; a separate proceeding is held to consider financial condition of the defendant and other evidence relevant only to punitive damages;
c) provides trial and appellate judges the power to review all punitive damage awards.
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