Punitive Damages Reform: SB 280 (1986): S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 21-1-4.1.
Requires a plaintiff to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence
Requires a plaintiff to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence that a defendant acted with “willful, wanton, or malicious” conduct.
This shift is not in the best interests of consumers, manufacturers, or the state as a whole
Michigan lawmakers must consider the unintended consequences of expanding liability
The Trial Lawyer Playbook report serves as a call to action, promoting transparency, accountability, and fairness in the legal system.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system