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Food Class-Actions by ‘Fake Imbeciles’ Seek to Mislead, Manipulate Courts

Joining cookie-cutter lawsuits in California, a new nationwide class action filed in Minnesota names two plaintiffs — one from New York, the other from New Jersey — to represent millions of presumptive imbeciles who want our courts to believe they are incapable of reading and understanding federally mandated nutrition labels on boxes of granola bars


Hoodiewinked? Oh, Please

Facebook’s initial public offering of (plainly overvalued) stock had barely concluded before securities sharks swam to the courthouses, claiming their just-fell-off-the-turnip-truck clients had been hoodiewinked


Keep the Lawyers off the Field

In a recent “Letter to the Editor” in the Washington Post, David Goldberg, a divorce lawyer out of Gaitherburg, Md, gave Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper some ridiculous advice- sue Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Cole Hamels for hitting him with a pitched ball.


ATRA Questions Jindal’s Ties to Trial Bar

Reacting to recent endorsements of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as a possible vice presidential running-mate for Mitt Romney, ATRA director of communications Darren McKinney suggested, in a Daily Caller column published yesterday, that Jindal’s longstanding ties to the personal injury bar may pose an insurmountable hurdle if the governor wants to pursue politics on the national stage


Even in Philadelphia, ‘Progress Is Possible’

Medical liability reforms undertaken in Pennsylvania last decade have had the intended effect of reducing the number of meritless lawsuits, particularly in Philadelphia, and broader progress in other areas of tort law now seems possible, too


ATRA Brief Urges Ohio’s High Court to Follow SCOTUS Precedent on ‘Class Certification’

This past week, ATRA, in conjunction with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice and the US Chamber of Commerce, filed an amicus brief in the case of Cullen v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance. The Brief urges the Ohio State Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeals and hold that the trial court was correct to consider the factual and legal merits of the case when determining whether or not to certify the class under Rule 23.

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2019 Judicial Hellhole Report

Every year we shine a light on the worst of the worst. Since its inception in 2002, the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes® program has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts have been radically out of balance.

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