Illinois has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, ranking at 46th out of 50 states. The state is also home to two of the least fair and reasonable legal climates in the country — Cook and Madison Counties. 

Illinois at a Glance

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$2,435 Potential Tort Cost
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Denial Can't Mask Illinois' Poor Lawsuit Climate

Author: Lisa A. Rickard | September 15, 2014 | Insights

Denial is one of the oldest tricks around. When confronted with an uncomfortable situation, one common human instinct is to deny there's a problem. Read More »

Tags: Illinois

Asbestos Appeals Focus on Madison County, IL's 'Forum Shopping' Reputation

August 01, 2014 | Insights

Defendants in three separate Madison County, Ill. asbestos cases have appealed orders denying their forum non conveniens motions to dismiss. They have filed their appeals in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth Judicial District. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Illinois

In The News Today - July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 | Insights today reports on ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's recent letter to the Michael Latz, chairman of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, asking him to investigate possible violations of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act by lawsuit lending firms. Read More »

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ILR Calls for Investigation into Lawsuit Lenders' Possible Violations of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act

July 10, 2014 | Insights

The Illinois Workers Compensation Act expressly prohibits assignment of any payment, claim, award or decision - which is why it is so concerning that various lawsuit lending firms are marketing and providing loans to workers compensation claimants in Illinois. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Illinois

In The News Today - June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 | Insights

Twitter, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - this one a $5 million suit that accuses the social networking company of sending "unsolicited text messages." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Illinois, North Carolina

In the News Today - May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 | Insights

The Garlock decision has spurred state legislators in North Carolina to consider Senate Bill 648, which would curb 'double dipping' by asbestos claimants, "who sue to recover damages from exposure to asbestos to disclose all other claims they have filed or might file, and the disposition of those claims." Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Asbestos, North Carolina, Louisiana, Illinois

In the News Today - May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 | Insights

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit between Internet services companies Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Limelight Networks, Inc, "over whether to make it easier to hold companies liable for encouraging others to commit patent infringement." Read More »

Tags: Illinois

In the News Today - April 4, 2014

April 04, 2014 | Insights

Courts are taking a closer look at attorney fees in merger and acquisition lawsuits that often result in disclosure-only settlements. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Lawsuit Lending, Securities Litigation Reform, Illinois, Tennessee

In the News Today - March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 | Insights

Nobody wins when state officials deputize trial lawyers. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, State Attorneys General, Illinois

In the News Today - March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 | Insights

South Carolina was ranked 39th in ILR's 2012 survey of the 50 states' legal system, but an op-ed in The State says that lawsuit reforms to address the hiring of outside counsel and landowner liability "can restore faith and integrity in the state's civil justice system - at no expense to the taxpayer." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Illinois, New York, South Carolina

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