ILR Commends New Arkansas AG Sunshine and Arizona Asbestos Claims Reform Laws

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April 02, 2015

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard yesterday released two statements praising both Arkansas and Arizona for their recent progress in reforming attorney general sunshine and asbestos claims laws in the respective states.

Yesterday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an attorney general sunshine measure (Senate Bill 204) into law, bringing Arkansas in line with a growing list of states that have recently taken action to limit outside contingency fee counsel arrangements by state attorneys general.

Additionally, Arizona’s legislature passed House Bill 2603, a measure that would curb "double dip" claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system. Rickard praised the state on this significant progress, and encouraged Governor Doug Ducey to sign the bill into law.

Read the full Arkansas statement here.

Read the full Arizona statement here.