Illinois

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
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.92% - 2.50% Potential Increase
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In The News Today - June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 | Insights

The FCC's recent ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has dire implications for the future of polling, an essential component of our democracy, according to a piece in The Daily Beast. (The Daily Beast) Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, Telephone Consumer Protection Act , Illinois

In The News Today - June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015 | Insights

The recently unsealed Garlock Sealing Technologies database is proving useful to Madison County asbestos defense attorneys who say it confirms the "staggering" amount of money exchanged in the asbestos system. (Madison-St. Clair Record) Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Illinois

In the News Today - June 8, 2015

June 08, 2015 | Insights

With lawmakers coming back for an extended legislative session, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is hitting the road this week as part of his "Turnaround Illinois" tour. A major priority in his "Turnaround Agenda" is tort reform. (Illinois News Network) Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Telephone Consumer Protection Act , California, Illinois

Asbestos Cases Represent 75% of Madison County, IL, Filings

June 04, 2015 | Insights

Through their efforts to fight back against the business community's spotlighting of Madison County, IL lawsuit abuses, the plaintiffs' bar has claimed that asbestos cases represent only "a fraction of total cases filed" in the county. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Illinois

In the News Today - June 1, 2015

June 01, 2015 | Insights

The National Law Review notes the importance of the Spokeo v. Robins case, and the U.S. Chamber's concern over "granting standing to plaintiffs who have not suffered an injury" because it "will open the floodgates to no-injury class actions brought under statutes that authorize a private right of action." (National Law Review) Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF), Illinois

New Asbestos Database Reveals "Staggering" Profits in Asbestos Litigation Business

May 15, 2015 | Insights

A database recently unsealed in the Garlock Sealing Technologies' bankruptcy reveals the "staggering amount of money generated by the business of asbestos." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Illinois

In the News Today - April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Wall Street banks are embroiled in an intense dispute with the U.S. government over its ‘aggressive' interpretation of foreign-bribery laws, a flurry of legal wrangling in a probe with broad implications for how corporations do business overseas." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, Illinois

Debate Continues Over Madison County, IL's 'High Litigation Rates'

April 30, 2015 | Insights

"Is Madison County court a litigation nightmare?" asks an Alton Telegraph story, which points to a new Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) study that shows the high per-capita rate of lawsuits filed in the county. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Class Actions, Asbestos, Illinois

In the News Today - April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 | Insights

Manhattan prosecutors ratcheted up their corruption charges against former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in a new filing on Thursday, saying he accepted money from law firms for which he performed no legal work by way of an intermediary investment account. (Law360) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Illinois, New York

Madison County's "No. 1!" Ranking Has Out of State Plaintiffs' Lawyers Cheering, Local Taxpayers Footing the Bill

April 15, 2015 | Insights

You can almost hear the chants coming from Madison County, Illinois: "We're number 1! We're number 1! We're number 1!" Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Class Actions, Asbestos, Illinois

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