2006 Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform’s 2006 Summit featured discussions on a variety of topics including:

  • Emerging theories in tort law, including: public nuisance, class arbitration and regulatory preemption
  • Role of the state attorney general
  • Latest trends in the evolution of the plaintiff bar business model
  • The criminalization of corporate conduct
  • The role of discovery, punitive damages and magnet jurisdictions


The 7th Annual Legal Reform Summit featured an awards luncheon presented by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce, honoring those who exhibit leadership and support of legal reform in the United States.


ILR Research Released:

  • State Court Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements
  • On the Road to Litigation Abuse: The Continuing Export of U.S. Class Action and Antitrust Law
  • Criminalizing Product Liability Law: Putting to Rest a Bad Idea