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Turning up the Heat on Asbestos Racketeers

As the push continues to expose and punish that lowly element of the plaintiffs’ bar that lies, cheats and manipulates civil courts and abestos trust funds to maximize their profits, ethics and justice be damned, ATRA offers up links to both a recent editorial and a Pennsylvania television interview that help make the tort reformers’ case


Federal Judge Calls out Rampant Fraud in Asbestos Claims

In an important ruling last Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges in North Carolina reduced an asbestos defendant’s liability by 90 percent, down to $125 million from $1.4 billion, finding that the larger amount had been based on fraudulent claims by scheming plaintiffs’ lawyers and their clients

Points of Light

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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