Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts
This bill codifies the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in Meredith
This bill codifies the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in Meredith v. Ieyoub. It says the state cannot compensate attorneys on a contingency fee basis, absent express statutory authority. The legislation, which is prospective only, prohibits the attorney general, state agencies and boards and commissions from entering into contingency fee contracts without express statutory authority. It also provides a transparent process for the use of outside counsel contracts by the state.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
$7 million spent in Quarter 1 of 2021 to air nearly 61,000 local legal services TV ads in Illinois