American Tort Reform Association Reveals 2016-2017 Judicial Hellholes

American Tort Reform Association

The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its 2016-2017 Judicial Hellholes report, naming New York City's Asbestos Litigation court the #3 Judicial Hellhole. The report explains the ranking by saying the court has become more favorable to plaintiffs despite the corruption conviction the state's former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. "Despite early signals that Justice Peter Moulton might carry out needed reforms, he has since shown his determination to ignore balanced procedural trends in asbestos litigation nationwide by reestablishing punitive damages and normalizing the consolidation of cases at the expense of defendants’ due process rights," said ATRA president Tiger Joyce.

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