In The News Today - March 6, 2015

March 06, 2015

"It's all about bringing transparency," said ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim, commenting on Arizona House Bill 2603. The bill requires plaintiffs' attorneys to disclose whether they have already or plan to seek damages from bankruptcy trusts established by asbestos-related companies. (Phoenix Business Journal)

"Gov. Kate Brown should have sent HB 2700 back to be reworked and tightened so trial lawyers are not the ultimate beneficiaries,” said Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Oregon), criticizing a class action bill signed into law earlier this week. (The East Oregonian)

Mikee Johnson, chair of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, published an op-ed calling for trespasser liability reform; legislation providing transparency in the attorney general’s hiring of outside contingency fee counsel; and, asbestos trust transparency reform. (The State)