Punitive Damages Reform: AM Sub SB 80 (2004); ORC Ann. 2315.12.
Limits punitive damages to not more than two times compensatory
Limits punitive damages to not more than two times compensatory damages. Limits punitive damages for small businesses to the lesser of two times compensatory damages or 10 percent of a defendants net worth, not to exceed $350,000. Small businesses are defined as having less than 100 employees or manufacturers that have less than 500 employees. Prohibits the award of punitive damages if punitive damages have already been awarded based on the same act or conduct that is alleged, except under certain circumstances.
ATRA praises the passage of HB 6030 in Michigan, enacting COVID-19 liability protections.
ATRA’s statement on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Hammons v. Ethicon to allow an out-of-state lawsuit to continue, openly defying SCOTUS precedent.
ATRA files amicus brief in support of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to appeal a 2019 $465 million judgment against the company, warning against the state attorney general’s expansive use of public nuisance law.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce spoke with Juliette Farley of the Southern California Record about Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week and business interruption lawsuits.