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Stay current on the civil justice debate in California. View news stories, press releases, and the latest on CJAC’s civil justice reform efforts. 

Press Release

Asms. B. Rubio and Choi Receive 2021 Civil Justice Gavels

June 14, 2021

Two Assemblymembers Recognized as Champions of Legal Reform

Civil Justice Association of California Announces 2021 “Civil Justice Gavel” Award Recipients

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2021)—The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) is pleased to announce that it has selected Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-48) and Assemblymember Steven Choi (R-68) to receive the 2021 Civil Justice Gavel award.

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Provide reasonable COVID-19 liability protections for small businesses

Monterey Herald - May 3, 2021

Monterey Herald published version here.

By Kyla Christoffersen Powell and John Kabateck

For months, California businesses have been on edge about potential lawsuits tied to the pandemic, such as those alleging COVID-19 exposure at the business or issues tied to novel remote work situations.

Press Release

Civil Justice Association of California Announces 2021 Triple Threat Bills

April 15, 2021

Bills on the list will lead to frivolous suits, excessive lawyer fees and fiscal problems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – April 15, 2021 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) has released its list of Triple Threat Bills for the 2021 legislative year, highlighting the organization’s top priority bills that threaten to undermine fairness and balance in the state’s civil justice system.

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Court Rulings on Roundup Show Disregard for Scientific Standards

Daily Journal - February 3, 2021

Daily Journal published version here

By Kyla Christoffersen Powell

California is the center of innovation for the U.S., with world-class universities, cutting edge research and development, and many of the best and brightest entrepreneurs. Fittingly, the state also as a whole respects science as a sound basis for problem-solving and decision-making.

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Why California voters should reject Prop. 24

The Mercury News - October 27, 2020

In these uncertain times, California’s businesses are struggling with implementing COVID-19 prevention measures, managing remote workforces, and paying salaries and expenses as they try to stay afloat.

This has been on top of burdens brought on by California’s new sweeping privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which was enacted by the Legislature in late 2018 and took effect on Jan. 1 this year.

Press Release

Civil Justice Association of California awards “Civil Justice Gavel” to Senators Chang and Glazer

July 29, 2020

Civil Justice Association of California awards “Civil Justice Gavel” to Senators Chang and Glazer
Senators recognized as legislative champions of legal reform

Sacramento, Calif., July 29, 2020 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), on behalf of its board and membership, is pleased to present the first annual Civil Justice Gavel Award to Senators Ling Ling Chang (R – Diamond Bar) and Steven Glazer (D – Orinda).

Press Release

Too Soon to Enact Another Expansive Privacy Statute by Initiative

June 25, 2020

Too Soon to Enact Another Expansive Privacy Statute by Initiative CPRA threatens California Businesses with excessive litigation

Sacramento, Calif., June 25, 2020 – The Civil Justice Association of California released the following statement from President and CEO, Kyla Christoffersen Powell regarding the eligibility of the California Privacy Rights Act for the November 2020 ballot.

Press Release

Civil Justice Association and Industry Leaders Request COVID-19 Emergency Liability Reduction

April 21, 2020

Critical services threatened by litigation amidst supporting efforts

Sacramento, Calif., April 21, 2020 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) with a coalition of almost four dozen business organizations representing a broad range of California industry sectors have sent a letter to Governor Newsom requesting immediate action to address a mounting threat of litigation against critical businesses and nonprofits working during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Press Release

Civil Justice Association of California Names Jaime Renee Huff Vice President of Public Policy

October 10, 2019

Jaime Huff

Sacramento, California – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) today announced that it has hired Jaime Huff as Vice President of Public Policy, filling the open chief lobbyist position at the organization. Ms. Huff will begin October 14, 2019.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Jaime Huff’s experience and expertise join the CJAC Team,” said President and CEO Kyla Christoffersen Powell. “Her legal and policy background are major assets to our organization and will be a vital part of our ability to effectively advocate for legal reform.”

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AB 1270 – Legislation Will Promote Frivolous Shakedown Lawsuits

Daily Journal - August 29, 2019

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Daily Journal published version here

By Kyla Christoffersen Powell

The trial lawyer bar is pushing a bill to change and expand laws to “solve” tax fraud with a vague and confusing piece of legislation that promotes frivolous shakedown lawsuits. The last thing California needs right now is another shakedown lawsuit mechanism to trap unwary businesses.

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