Louisiana is ranked #49 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Within the state, New Orleans or Orleans Parish made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment. Louisiana is in the bottom five of all ten of the elements evaluated in the survey, sitting at the absolute bottom for timeliness of summary judgment or dismissal, judges’ impartiality, judges’ competence, and juries’ fairness.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel spotlights ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings, giving credit to those states which have passed legal reforms, and highlights ILR's "States Center" parody ad that promotes the rankings. (Metropolitan Corporate Counsel) Read More »
ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim writes about a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop on "robocalls and caller ID spoofing". At that workshop, a distinction was made between abusive telemarketer calls and legitimate business calls that consumers want to receive – a difference the FCC had previously failed to recognize in its ruling on liability and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). (ILR Blog) Read More »
The class action against Uber by drivers claiming to be employees, rather than independent contractors, could "break the company's peer-to-peer structure - and the rest of the ‘gig' economy." So writes A.J. Kritikos, former clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »
"The Justice Department wants the message to go out that federal prosecutors will be taking aim at executives" as part of a new enforcement policy that requires companies to identify every employee within the company that may be involved in infractions alleged by prosecutors. (New York Times) Read More »
"Illinois is a litigation haven that beckons to trial lawyers across the nation, and it's hurting your state's reputation," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard, as quoted in a syndicated Illinois News Network story that ran in publications throughout Illinois over the weekend. Read More »
Yesterday, ILR and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sent a strong message through the news media about the need to improve the civil liability climate in Illinois and throughout the country. Our press conference to launch the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was a great success and well attended by both national and local media. Read More »