Small Lawsuit Resolution Act: HB 627 (2002)
Required nonbinding arbitration or mediation at the request of either
Required nonbinding arbitration or mediation at the request of either party, where claims amountto $25,000 or less. The law relaxed the rules of evidence in such proceedings, and limits the duration of such proceedings to three hours. The law also allowed an unsatisfied party to try his or her case de novo in court, but required the “appealing” party to pay the other party’s costs and attorneys’ fees, if the “appealing” party did not improve his or her position by at least 15 percent.
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.