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.
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