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January 14th, 2016

Failing First Big Test of 2016, NYCAL Judge Ignores First Amendment, Continues Favoritism for Plaintiffs

Defendants’ hopes that a new judge installed last year to head New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) would reject the brazenly plaintiff-favoring bias of his predecessor have suddenly faded with a denial earlier this week of their motion to quash a plaintiffs’ subpoena aimed at shredding the First Amendment and distracting from inconvenient empirical data . . . → Read More: Failing First Big Test of 2016, NYCAL Judge Ignores First Amendment, Continues Favoritism for Plaintiffs

June 21st, 2012

Channeling Henny Youngman, Peter Angelos Hopes to Make Baltimore the Next Philadelphia

Mass tort kingpin Peter Angelos is apparently hoping to make Baltimore the next Philadelphia when it comes to unfairly consolidating questionable asbestos claims and pressuring defedants into settlements they might not agree to if the cases were handled separately . . . → Read More: Channeling Henny Youngman, Peter Angelos Hopes to Make Baltimore the Next Philadelphia

January 24th, 2012

ATRA, Others Urge Philadelphia Courts to Eliminate Unfair Elements of Civil Litigation

ATRA has joined a number of like-minded organizations in offering comments that urge Philadelphia civil courts to end the use of unfair procedures known as “consolidation” and “reverse bifurcation” in mass tort cases . . . → Read More: ATRA, Others Urge Philadelphia Courts to Eliminate Unfair Elements of Civil Litigation