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July 9th, 2013

ATRA Lauds Maryland High Court Decision Upholding ‘Contributory Negligence’ Doctrine

The American Tort Reform Association today welcomed a much anticipated Maryland high court decision that upheld, with a 5-2 majority, the doctrine of “contributory negligence,” which has been a settled part of state law for more than 165 years and prevents someone at fault for his own injuries from collecting damages in a lawsuit . . . → Read More: ATRA Lauds Maryland High Court Decision Upholding ‘Contributory Negligence’ Doctrine

June 28th, 2013

Colorado High Court to Trial Courts: Discovery Must Be Reasonably Limited

Winning an automatic Points of Light citation in the upcoming edition of ATRA’s annual Judicial Hellholes report (due out in December), a Colorado Supreme Court decision this week instructs trial courts to enforce reasonable limits on the discovery process.

Discovery is often abused by plaintiffs’ lawyers who demand millions of seemingly unrelated documents from a . . . → Read More: Colorado High Court to Trial Courts: Discovery Must Be Reasonably Limited