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.
COVID-19 Polling – October 2020
October 2020 Omnibus Polling
- When it comes to COVID-19 relief, Americans strongly favor government assistance over the legal actions of trial lawyers.
- Less than one-in-10 respondents (9%) believe that trial attorneys filing lawsuits is a better approach to dealing with COVID-19 than government assistance policies.
- A solid majority—63% of those surveyed—stated government assistance policies were preferable.
- America’s preference for government assistance over the actions of trial lawyers is even more pronounced when it comes to small businesses.
- Just 7% of respondents stated that lawyers encouraging small business to pursue legal claims is preferable to the government providing grants or loans.
- An overwhelming majority—78%—stated government-provided small business loans and grants were preferable.
- Americans dislike the trial lawyers’ television advertisements and view the use of PPP loans on them as inappropriate.
- Two-thirds of respondents (66%) agreed with the notion that trial lawyer TV ads took advantage of people and were annoying.
- Less than a quarter (24%) of those surveyed believed trial lawyers’ use of PPP loans on television advertisements was an appropriate use of funds.
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