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17 Dec, 2013, 08:30 ET ATRA: California Again Ranks As #1 'Judicial Hellhole'

Harsh Spotlight Also Falls on Civil Courts in Louisiana, New York City, West Virginia, Illinois and Florida Important 'Special Feature' Looks at...


29 Feb, 2012, 16:34 ET New Study Boosts Case Against 'Legacy' Lawsuits

Recently Released Video and LSU Data Make Clear that Tort Lawyer Racket Is Hurting Louisiana's Economy A newly released LSU study...


22 Feb, 2012, 13:44 ET ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana

So-Called 'Legacy' Lawsuits Target 'Deep Pockets' but Yield Little Benefit for Environment In its ongoing effort to bring attention...


02 Dec, 2010, 12:01 ET National Study Documents Abuse In Contracting Practices of Certain State Attorneys General

Actions Range from Seemingly "Pay-to-Play" to Good-Government Practices Today the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released a study...


17 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET ATRA Proposes 'Transparency Code' for State AGs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a commentary published today in the National Law Journal, American Tort Reform Association...


17 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET ATRA Proposes 'Transparency Code' to Govern State Contracts With Outside Lawyers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a commentary published today in the National Law Journal, American Tort Reform Association...


17 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET ATRA Proposes 'Transparency Code' for State AGs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a commentary published today in the National Law Journal, American Tort Reform Association...


17 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET ATRA Proposes 'Transparency Code' for State AGs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a commentary published today in the National Law Journal, American Tort Reform Association...


17 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET ATRA Proposes 'Transparency Code' For State AGs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a commentary published today in the National Law Journal, American Tort Reform Association...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows Wisconsinites Expect Transparency, Accountability in State Contracts With Outside Lawyers

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association released a new survey today showing that Wisconsinites want...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows West Virginians Expect Transparency, Accountability From Attorney General

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association today released a new survey showing that West Virginians...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows Californians Expect Transparency, Accountability From Attorney General

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association today called for increased transparency and accountability...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows Ohioans Expect Transparency, Accountability From Attorney General

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today released a new survey showing that Ohioans...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows Americans Expect Transparency, Accountability From Attorneys General

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association today called for increased transparency and accountability...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Survey Shows Alabamans Expect Transparency, Accountability From Attorney General

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association released a new survey today showing that Alabamans want...


13 Dec, 2006, 00:00 ET 2006 'Judicial Hellholes' Include West Virginia, South Florida, Southeast Texas and Three Illinois Counties

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Naming the entire state of West Virginia, South Florida, Southeast Texas and three notoriously plaintiff-...


10 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET New Research Scrutinizes Connecticut AG's Activist Record

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association today released a critical analysis of Connecticut Attorney General...


27 Jun, 2006, 01:00 ET New Website to Monitor State Attorneys General

WASHINGTON, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association today launched a new educational website designed to monitor the...


06 Jun, 2006, 01:00 ET Billboard Targets Unethical Attorney Still Practicing Law in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A billboard unveiled today near the courthouse in downtown San Antonio is designed to draw the public's...


09 Aug, 2005, 01:00 ET New Report Analyzes Why Jefferson County, Texas, Is a 'Judicial Hellhole(R)'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today details why Jefferson County, Texas -- the only Texas jurisdiction to receive the...


06 Jul, 2004, 01:00 ET ATRA: Kerry-Edwards Victory Will Raise Tort Tax

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today expressed serious reservations about Democratic...


01 Apr, 2004, 00:00 ET Frivolous Lawsuits Undermine Healthcare System and Hurt Patients According to New Survey by the American Tort Reform Association

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors believe that patients are paying the price for frivolous lawsuits that are driving up the cost of...


01 Apr, 2004, 00:00 ET Survey Shows Continuing Problems With Louisiana Medical Liability System

BATON ROUGE, La., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors believe that frivolous lawsuits are increasing the cost of healthcare and Louisiana patients...


29 Jan, 2004, 00:00 ET ATRA Campaign Exposes Edwards' Double-Speak on Financial Support From Special Interests and Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association's (ATRA) is heating up its campaign to urge John Edwards to disclose his...


06 Nov, 2003, 00:00 ET ATRA Cites 13 'Judicial Hellholes' in New 2003 Report

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today released Bringing Justice to Judicial Hellholes(TM) 2003, a...