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February 1st, 2017

ATRA Lauds Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to SCOTUS

Noting Judge Neil Gorsuch’s “refreshing record of leaving lawmaking to elected lawmakers,” the American Tort Reform Association today voiced optimism about his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and “the perspective he’ll bring in helping to make our civil justice system more predictably fair” . . . → Read More: ATRA Lauds Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to SCOTUS

November 9th, 2016

‘Lawsuit Industry’ Is Election’s ‘Biggest Loser’

Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s history of litigiousness, the American Tort Reform Association today declared the “lawsuit industry” to be “the biggest loser in last night’s historic election” . . . → Read More: ‘Lawsuit Industry’ Is Election’s ‘Biggest Loser’

May 3rd, 2016

ATRA Calls Silver’s Sentence ‘Worthy of His Crimes’

The American Tort Reform Association today called the sentencing of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon SilverShel Done “substantial and worthy of his crimes, and perhaps will help deter widespread corruption in Albany and the ‘double-dipping’ fraud that asbestos plaintiffs’ lawyers regularly perpetrate in the NYCAL” . . . → Read More: ATRA Calls Silver’s Sentence ‘Worthy of His Crimes’

October 9th, 2013

Bipartisan Senate Vote Sends Transparency Bill to Wisconsin’s Governor

With a bipartisan vote of 23-10, a good-government bill requiring transparency in the state’s hiring of outside counsel on a contingency fee basis cleared its final hurdle in Wisconsin’s Senate yesterday and will soon be singed into law by Gov. Scott Walker . . . → Read More: Bipartisan Senate Vote Sends Transparency Bill to Wisconsin’s Governor

September 10th, 2013

Oklahoma Legislators Act Quickly to Restore Tort Reforms Struck Down Earlier by Activist High Court

Oklahoma lawmakers completed a brief but intense special session yesterday by approving 23 separate bills aimed at deterring frivolous lawsuits and making Oklahoma a more business-friendly state . . . → Read More: Oklahoma Legislators Act Quickly to Restore Tort Reforms Struck Down Earlier by Activist High Court

April 11th, 2013

ATRA Backs ‘Transparency’ Policies of WV’s New AG

In an op-ed published today by the State Journal in West Virginia, ATRA president Tiger Joyce offered support for the state’s new attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, and his proposed transparency policies aimed at providing the public with more information about the hiring of outside counsel . . . → Read More: ATRA Backs ‘Transparency’ Policies of WV’s New AG