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July 9th, 2019

ATRA Announces Mid-Year Addition of Oklahoma to Judicial Hellholes List

Once a national leader in enacting fair and balanced civil justice reform for plaintiffs and defendants, Oklahoma, regrettably, has become a place where pervasive liability expansion threatens to destabilize the economy.

Oklahoma’s Attorney General Mike Hunter and his litigation against pharmaceutical companies over the state’s opioid crisis have dominated the news cycles in . . . → Read More: ATRA Announces Mid-Year Addition of Oklahoma to Judicial Hellholes List

March 24th, 2014

Five Florida Justices: ‘We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Legislatures’

By striking down a 2003 statutory limit on awards for pain and suffering in lawsuits against health care providers, a five justices of the Florida Supreme Court earlier this month arrogantly and dangersouly disregarded the will of more than 2.5 million Florida voters. . . . → Read More: Five Florida Justices: ‘We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Legislatures’

April 2nd, 2013

Missouri Coalition Backs Bill, Amendment To Undo Bad High Court Decision

The Missouri State Medical Association has launched a new website to boost the efforts of the Missouri Tort Reform Coalition, an alliance of medical groups and tort reform advocates supporting both legislation and a proposed state constitutional amendment to reverse a 2012 Missouri Supreme Court decision that struck down a reasonable statutory limit on awards for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits . . . → Read More: Missouri Coalition Backs Bill, Amendment To Undo Bad High Court Decision

October 5th, 2012

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damages Limit

The Kansas Supreme Court today upheld a $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages that has been in place since 1988 . . . → Read More: Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damages Limit

August 1st, 2012

ATRA Critical of Missouri High Court Decision Striking Down Limits on Noneconomic Damages

Reacting to the Missouri Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision yesterday to strike down a legislated limit of $350,000 for pain and suffering awards in medical liability lawsuits, ATRA today issued a news release, saying the court’s “activist majority has sided with personal injury lawyers over doctors and hospitals” . . . → Read More: ATRA Critical of Missouri High Court Decision Striking Down Limits on Noneconomic Damages

May 2nd, 2012

Good News, Bad News from Mississippi Courts

First the good news. Last week a jury ruled in favor of Union Carbide, the defendant in an asbestos lawsuit that once resulted in a $322 million verdict, the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history. . . . → Read More: Good News, Bad News from Mississippi Courts

March 29th, 2012

Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas has upheld the constitutionality of the Lone Star State’s 2003 limits on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases . . . → Read More: Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

April 5th, 2011

Oklahoma Bill Limiting ‘Pain and Suffering’ Awards Heads to Governor’s Desk

In a year when many statehouses are lining up in favor of economic growth and against parasitic personal injury lawyers, Oklahoma lawmakers have sent to the governor a bill comprising reasonable limits on awards for noneconomic damages in civil lawsuits . . . → Read More: Oklahoma Bill Limiting ‘Pain and Suffering’ Awards Heads to Governor’s Desk