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ATRA’s ‘Hellholes’ Program Recognized by Chamber’s ILR


American Tort Reform Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT: Darren McKinney (202) 682-0084

 Joyce Accepts ‘Research and Policy Award’ at Annual Tort Reform Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today recognized the American Tort Reform Association’s “Judicial Hellholes” program for its effectiveness in spotlighting problems in notoriously unfair civil court jurisdictions.

During its annual summit on tort reform issues, ILR’s president, Lisa Rickard, presented ATRA president Tiger Joyce with her group’s Research and Policy Award, calling the Judicial Hellholes report and website “widely known and thoroughly documented resources that continue to educate the media, public and policymakers about the need for civil justice reform.”

Joyce thanked Rickard, saying “ATRA is grateful to the ILR for its continuing support and collaboration on many important civil justice reform issues.  The generally unwelcome attention that our Judicial Hellholes program has been bringing to out-of-balance civil court jurisdictions for 11 years now helps ATRA and its allies in their concerted advocacy for positive reforms.” 


     The American Tort Reform Association is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to tort and liability reform through public education and the enactment of legislation. ATRA’s membership includes nonprofits, small and large companies, as well as state and national trade, business, and professional associations.

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