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July 19th, 2016

After Criticism of ‘MDL’ Abuse, Federal Panel Last Year Denied More Consolidation Requests than It Grants

After ATRA and others criticized abuse of multidistrict litigation, the federal panel overseeing such litigation denied more requests for MDL consolidation than it granted last year — the first time that’s happened in a decade . . . → Read More: After Criticism of ‘MDL’ Abuse, Federal Panel Last Year Denied More Consolidation Requests than It Grants

January 30th, 2013

ATRA Ally in NY Authors Insightful Wall Street Journal Letter

ATRA’s chief ally in the Judicial Hellhole known as New York is the author of an insightful letter to the editor in today’s Wall Street Journal . . . → Read More: ATRA Ally in NY Authors Insightful Wall Street Journal Letter

August 15th, 2012

Washington State Ruling Expands Liability for Asbestos Injuries

On August 9, 2012, in what was a sharply divided decision, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that makers of respirators designed to prevent asbestos exposure can be held liable for failing to warn of the contaminant’s risks. This decision unfairly opens up safety product manufacturers to more lawsuits over asbestos-related injuries. . . . → Read More: Washington State Ruling Expands Liability for Asbestos Injuries

February 9th, 2011

Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?

The newly released study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes clear there are no design or manufacturing defects in the electronic throttle system of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The only real question left is this: Will judges presiding over now discredited “unintended acceleration” lawsuits do the right thing and dismiss them? . . . → Read More: Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?