ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
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.
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims