Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Gov. Walker called the Wisconsin State Legislature into session last week to focus on jobs. Among other issues, four tort reform proposals will be introduced:
(1) A bill requiring courts to consider certain factors in determining reasonable attorneys' fees;
(2) A bill providing immunity for certain drug and device manufacturers based on preemption;
(3) A bill preempting courts in WI from adopting R3's "flagrant trespasser" doctrine; and
(4) A bill changing the interest rates on judgments in certain actions.
The State Bar of Wisconsin has the details.