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In the News Today - August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 | News and Blog

An unnamed journalist who uses an exception in a privacy law to identify potential customers for Bevan & Associates, an Ohio personal injury law firm, is now under investigation by state officials. Read More »

Federal Judge Says 'Master of Disaster' Plaintiffs Lawyer 'Tricked' Him

February 19, 2016 | News and Blog

"I feel tricked, complicit, albeit unwittingly so, in chicanery, duplicity, and mendacity," wrote U.S. District Judge James G. Carr in an order requiring plaintiffs' attorney Stanley Chesley to appear next month and explain "why he shouldn't find they committed fraud on the court." Read More »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

Federal Judge Rejects Expansive Interpretation of False Claims Act

May 14, 2015 | News and Blog

An Ohio federal judge dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against U.S. Bank that could have expanded liability under the statute. The plaintiff, a legal aid group, claimed that U.S. Bank was defrauding the federal government through its mortgage practices. But as the New York Times reports, the judge rejected the lawsuit as based on publicly-known information. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Ohio Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

May 13, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor John Kasich for signing the outside counsel sunshine bill (SB 38) into law. The law promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the State of Ohio hires outside private plaintiffs' lawyers. Read More »

Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit illegally from class-action lawsuits

August 19, 2014 | News and Blog

This month, justice found 'former plaintiffs' superlawyer' Stanely Chesley. Read More »

In The News Today - August 6, 2014

August 06, 2014 | News and Blog

Stanley, Chesley, the notorious Ohio mass tort trial lawyer sometimes known as the "Master of Disaster," may be on the line for $25 million to settle claims that he kept $7.5 million more than his share of a 2001 fen-phen diet drug settlement. Read More »

In The News Today - July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 | News and Blog

Over two decades, Dr. William LaCorte, of Metairie, Louisiana, has filed twelve "whistleblower" lawsuits accusing health care companies of "defrauding taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare." Read More »

Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz Receives ILR's State Legislative Achievement Award

October 23, 2013 | Press Release

Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz received the 2013 State Legislative Achievement Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Passage of Landmark Ohio Bill Curbing “Double Dip” Asbestos Claims

December 11, 2012 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today regarding House Bill 380, which will curb "double dip" claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system. Read More »

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