Reforming the Doctrine of “Dangerous Instrumentalities”: SB 1832 (2002)
Provided that a “powered shopping cart” of the type generally
Provided that a “powered shopping cart” of the type generally used in retail establishmehnts by elderly or handicapped customers is not covered by the common law doctrine of “dangerous instrumentalities.” The law allowed powered shopping cart owners to remain liable for damages caused by their own negligence.
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.
Amanda Bronstad with Law.com writes about the potential repercussions if the 2019 $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson stands.
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.