Raising Hell—Citing “significant change” in the way it handles mass-tort litigation, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has moved Atlantic County, N.J., off its list of “Judicial Hellholes” and onto it’s less-threatening “Watch List.”

ATRA, a Washington, D.C.-based fair trial advocacy group, defines “judicial hellholes” as places “where judges in civil cases systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner,” but calls those on its Watch List “jurisdictions on the cusp.”

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