American Tort Reform Association News

J&J Seizes Supreme Court Ruling on Out-of-State Cases to Fight Talc Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer. New Jersey-based J&J has …

Business Lobbies Seek Probe of Medical Funding Industry

Two business lobbying groups this week called on the Consumer Financial Protection Board to investigate the medical funding industry after a Reuters investigation revealed that private investors are funding operations for women who have sued makers of surgical implants. The …

Group Criticizes ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Report, Calls It Propaganda

The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) recently released its annual report on “judicial hellholes.” It’s a list of jurisdictions that ATRA sees as having unfair, out-of-balance civil justice systems that attract plaintiffs from across the country. But there are many …

City of Brotherly Love Keeps Its Title of Worst ‘Judicial Hellhole’

The City of Brotherly Love isn’t so lovely when it comes to the civil justice system, at least according to a national tort reform advocacy group. The Washington, D.C.-based American Tort Reform Association is out with its annual “judicial hellholes” …