School Employee Immunity: H.B. 4 (2003)
Broadened definition of school employees entitled to immunity for actions
Broadened definition of school employees entitled to immunity for actions involving the exercise of discretion in the course and scope of employment. Required the exhaustion of school district administrative remedies prior to suit. Mandated payment of attorney fees and costs by plaintiff suing person subject to immunity. Provided that immunity does not extend to use of excessive force in discipline or negligence that results in personal injury to a student.
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.