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July 9th, 2019

ATRA Announces Mid-Year Addition of Oklahoma to Judicial Hellholes List

Once a national leader in enacting fair and balanced civil justice reform for plaintiffs and defendants, Oklahoma, regrettably, has become a place where pervasive liability expansion threatens to destabilize the economy.

Oklahoma’s Attorney General Mike Hunter and his litigation against pharmaceutical companies over the state’s opioid crisis have dominated the news cycles in . . . → Read More: ATRA Announces Mid-Year Addition of Oklahoma to Judicial Hellholes List

May 11th, 2016

Florida’s Plaintiff-Favoring High Court Strikes down Another Thoughtful Legislative Reform

The Florida Supreme Court’s plaintiff-friendly 5-2 majority has once again shown its willingness to substitute its own public policy views for those of the legislature with a late-April decision invalidating a statutory schedule for lawyers’ fees in workers’ compensation cases . . . → Read More: Florida’s Plaintiff-Favoring High Court Strikes down Another Thoughtful Legislative Reform

September 18th, 2014

Washington State’s High Court Upholds Traditional Interpretation of Worker’s Comp Law

With a 5-4 decision today, the Washington Supreme Court narrowly but laudably preserved the integrity of the workers’ compensation system by resisting an asbestos plaintiff’s attempt to alter longstanding interpretation of relevant state law . . . → Read More: Washington State’s High Court Upholds Traditional Interpretation of Worker’s Comp Law