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Wisconsin Forward: State Enacts Groundbreaking Litigation Funding Transparency Law

By Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker helped the state live up to its “Forward” motto, and made good on his encouragement to the legislature to “get it done” on legal reform in 2018 by signing AB 773 into law.

The groundbreaking law makes Wisconsin the first state in the country to require transparency when third parties invest in lawsuits in return for a cut of any settlement or judgment.

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See what you missed at last year’s Legal Reform Summit.

Missed the 2017 Legal Reform Summit?

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform held the 18th Annual Legal Reform Summit on October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Business and industry leaders and preeminent issue experts discussed the current state of legal reform.

Event Highlights:

  • An exploration into issues such as emerging technology and liability, class action litigation, asbestos, food labeling, and mass tort actions
  • Pivotal research showcasing trends on trial lawyer advertising, forum shopping in the EU, and class action issues in the U.S. and in Canada

To review the summit content and panel discussions, please click here.

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