U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear AEF Case to Limit State Court Jurisdiction over Defendants
January 27, 2017
AEF has been active in fighting to uphold the integrity of the legal system and has consistently opposed the forum shopping practices of the plaintiffs’ bar, which often results in excessive judgments or forced settlements which are passed on to the general public. Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court involves an appeal by AEF and its partner, Washington Legal Foundation, from what AEF feels is a misguided California Supreme Court decision which extends California jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant in violation of a previous U.S. Supreme Court decision (Daimler Ag v. Bauman). T...
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Allied Educational Foundation Wins Case to Prevent Excessive Civil Award From Harming Americans
June 16, 2016
AEF is pleased to report a victory in the Oregon high court in the case of Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart, inc., in which we partnered with the Washington Legal Foundation. The court held that the Oregon State Legislature could impose reasonable limits on "non-economic" damage in a tort action (such as pain and suffering and punitive damages). Why is this important? The moving party trying to eliminate limits on judgments is the plaintiffs' bar because plaintiffs’ lawyers generally get paid a large contingency fee and seek to maximize jury awards and their resulting l...
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