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Ohio ranks 30th for lawsuit climate in America. 

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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 »

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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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The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

March 01, 2012 | Research

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems. Read More »

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ILR Exposes Ohio Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

August 01, 2007 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Ohio's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, now calling itself the Ohio Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name. Read More »

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U.S. Chamber Labels Lead Paint Lawsuit 'Overreach' by Ohio Attorney General

April 03, 2007 | Press Release

Washington, DC-U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard released the following statement today on the lawsuit filed against paint manufacturers by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann: "Lawsuits that rely on the novel legal theory of 'public nuisance' are a classic case of overreaching by a state attorney general. Attorney General Dann's lawsuit twists the purpose of public nuisance law and misapplies it because he can't make a case under traditional product liability law. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Ohio

U.S. Chamber: Legal Reforms Paying Dividends for Ohio

March 26, 2006 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced that Ohio's legal climate has shown significant improvement, moving up seven spots to number 19 in the 2006 Harris State Liability Systems Ranking Study. "Ohio is a great example of a state that has taken substantive steps to fix its legal system," said Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "The two meaningful legal reform bills enacted during the past two years have played a direct role in significantly improving the state's legal - and business - climates." Read More »

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U.S. Chamber Applauds Ohio Governor and Legislature for Passing Comprehensive Legal Reform Bill

January 05, 2005 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today applauded Ohio Governor Robert Taft for signing comprehensive legal reform legislation that will bring fairness and common sense to Ohio's civil justice system. Ohio ranked 32nd among the 50 states in legal fairness in the 2004 ILR/Harris State Liability Systems Rankings. Read More »

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