Venue Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Provides that every plaintiff must establish venue independently of every
Provides that every plaintiff must establish venue independently of every other plaintiff. Mandates dismissal or transfer of any plaintiff who cannot establish venue except upon exception showing. Provides for interlocutory de novo appellate review of order granting or denying transfer or dismissal. Contains a forum non conveniens clause that states that the court must decline jurisdiction if there is a better forum for the suit.
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