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ATRA, NY Ally Take Aim at Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for More Lawsuits

Tucked in among various belt-tightening job cuts and agency consolidations in the governor’s budget is the proposed creation of a new Department of Financial Regulation, controlled by a governor-appointed superintendent with ominously broad powers to promulgate new regulations and level lawsuits relating to banking, insurance and consumer protection.

Judicial Hellholes

No Injury? No Lawsuit, Says DC Court of Appeals

The District of Columbia’s highest court has rejected two claims that threatened to make the nation’s capital a magnet for consumer lawsuit abuse. The alternative, the Court recognized, “would open our courts to any person from anywhere who decides to lodge a complaint labeled as a ‘representative action’ . . . even though that person has suffered no injury-in-fact related to a District of Columbia merchant’s unlawful trade practice”

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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