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February 23rd, 2016

Out-of-State Plaintiff Scores $72 Million Talcum Powder Verdict in Missouri

Another outlier verdict in the “Show Me Your Lawsuits State” this week serves to further Missouri’s growing reputation among the nation’s worst Judicial Hellholes . . . → Read More: Out-of-State Plaintiff Scores $72 Million Talcum Powder Verdict in Missouri

May 21st, 2013

Alabama Passes Important Transparency Bill, Limits State’s Hiring of Outside Counsel

The American Tort Reform Association applauds Alabama lawmakers for final passage of legislation that will bring “good-government transparency to the state’s hiring of private sector attorneys on a contingency fee basis” . . . → Read More: Alabama Passes Important Transparency Bill, Limits State’s Hiring of Outside Counsel

March 14th, 2013

Wall Street Journal Adds to Criticism of Alabama High Court’s ‘Innovator Liability’ Decision

Urging justices of Alabama’s Supreme Court to reconsider their January decision that absurdly held a brand-name drug maker liable for the allegedly negative side effects of a generic drug made by a competitor, the Wall Street Journal today adds to the criticism of Wyeth v. Weeks . . . → Read More: Wall Street Journal Adds to Criticism of Alabama High Court’s ‘Innovator Liability’ Decision

March 12th, 2013

Alabama Wisely Protects Aerospace Jobs with ‘Statute of Repose’ Reform

In an effort to protect from speculative lawsuits the thousands of jobs provided by commercial aircraft maker Airbus and its parts suppliers, the Alabama House this week is expected to pass a bill that has already cleared the Senate, limiting product liability years after manufacture . . . → Read More: Alabama Wisely Protects Aerospace Jobs with ‘Statute of Repose’ Reform

January 15th, 2013

First Outrageous State Supreme Court Ruling of 2013

It only took eleven days for a state supreme court to issue the first outrageous liability-expanding ruling of 2013. The ruling abandons a core principle of law– that manufacturers are liable only for injuries caused by their own products, not the products of others — and replaces it with, what is known in strict legal terms as, the “someone has to pay” approach. . . . → Read More: First Outrageous State Supreme Court Ruling of 2013

April 19th, 2011

Class Action Targeting Taco Bell Withers Like Shredded Lettuce under a Heat Lamp

The Alabama law firm headed by tort kingpin Jere Beasley has withdrawn its would-be class action against Taco Bell filed in California last January. . . . → Read More: Class Action Targeting Taco Bell Withers Like Shredded Lettuce under a Heat Lamp

April 15th, 2011

Judge Dempsey’s Home-Cookin’ Has Rural Alabama County Poised for Judicial Hellholes Ignominy

With his recent home-job handling of a specious lawsuit brought by a local manufacturer against an out-of-state software company, Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Terry Dempsey appears singlehandedly determined to qualify his rural Alabama jurisdiction as the next notorious Judicial Hellhole . . . → Read More: Judge Dempsey’s Home-Cookin’ Has Rural Alabama County Poised for Judicial Hellholes Ignominy