Tortious Act Arbitration: SB 52 (2011)
Promotes arbitration in tort cases and prohibits claims for punitive
Promotes arbitration in tort cases and prohibits claims for punitive damages in such actions. Creates filing and notice limits and provides for the selection of a single arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators. Decisions by arbitrators are final, but either party can request for trial de novo. If the plaintiff, as the moving party, does not obtain a verdict that is at least $5,000 and 30% greater than the arbitration award, the plaintiff is responsible for all of the defendant’s costs. If a defendant, as the moving party, does not obtain a verdict that is at least 30% less than the arbitration award, then the defendant is responsible for all of the plaintiff’s costs.
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.