Tennessee

Tennessee has the 26th ranked lawsuit climate in America. 

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$402 Potential Tort Cost
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ILR Role in Lawsuit Lending Reform Noted in Story Highlighting TN Victory

October 16, 2014 | Insights

In a story highlighting awards given to two Tennessee state legislators for their role in passing a lawsuit lending reform bill in their state, the Insurance Journal highlights the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's role in the national effort to regulate these lenders. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Tennessee

Tennessee Enacts Law to Rein in Lawsuit Lending Abuses

Author: Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | April 30, 2014 | Insights

Following Oklahoma last year, Tennessee yesterday became the second state nationally to enact a law to rein in lawsuit lending abuses. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Tennessee

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

Tennessee House to Take Up Lawsuit Lending Bill

March 27, 2014 | Insights

Lawsuit lenders in Tennessee should be regulated like any other lender in the state says Yuri Cunza. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Tennessee

OPINION: Lawsuit lenders should be regulated as other lenders

Author: Yuri Cunza - president and CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | March 26, 2014 | Insights

The Tennessee House of Representatives is expected to consider the Tennessee Litigation Financing Consumer Protection Act in the next few days, a bill that protects consumers from predatory lending practices. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Tennessee

In the News Today - February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 | Insights

Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lawsuit Lending, Securities Litigation Reform, Louisiana, Tennessee

Newspaper Highlights ILR Video Amid Passage of Lawsuit Lending Bill

January 16, 2014 | Insights

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate passed SB 1360, a bill to regulate the predatory practice of lawsuit lending. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Tennessee

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 Tennessee Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

August 22, 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 Tennessee's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 13 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, which has voted to call itself the Tennessee Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Tennessee

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