Helmsing Leach attorney Joseph P. H. Babington gives presentation on Alabama tort reform to the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

On September 30, 2011, at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, Helmsing Leach partner Joseph P. H. Babington gave a presentation to members of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association on the 2011 Alabama tort reform measures.  The new laws decrease the period of repose for claims against architects, engineers, and builders; reduce the interest rate on money judgments; affect the venue of wrongful death actions; protect non-manufacturer sellers from product liability actions; and change the standard for the admission of expert testimony in certain civil and criminal proceedings.