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In the News Today - April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 | Insights

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a bellwether class certification challenge in a moldy washer class action against home appliances company Electrolux. The decision could prompt a weigh-in by the Supreme Court if it splits from recent decisions in similar litigation in other circuits. (Reuters) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Wisconsin

Wisconsin: Capital of Common Sense

Author: Lisa Rickard | May 14, 2014 | Insights

During the current decade, Governor Walker and lawmakers have mindfully enacted bold legal reforms in Wisconsin-a major reason Walker feels confident in his push to create more jobs and job security in his state. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Signs Asbestos Transparency Law

April 01, 2014 | Insights

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed AB 19 into law. The new law requires greater transparency from tort plaintiffs who may also pursue claims with asbestos personal injury settlement trusts. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Wisconsin

In the News Today - March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 | Insights

On Thursday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that would require greater disclosure from plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Trial Bar Influence, Wisconsin

In the News Today - March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 | Insights

The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would require plaintiffs to disclose additional information regarding their asbestos litigation. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, State Attorneys General, Louisiana, Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Signs Nation's Strongest Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

December 16, 2013 | Insights

On Friday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting Act, which promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the state hires outside private plaintiffs' lawyers. Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Wisconsin

U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Nation's Strongest Outside Counsel Sunshine Law in Wisconsin

December 13, 2013 | Press Release

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard issued the following statement today applauding Governor Scott Walker for signing into law the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting Act (AB 27). Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, State Attorneys General, Wisconsin

In the News Today - December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 | Insights

An op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says a pending bill will protect Wisconsin businesses from out-of-state trial lawyers taking advantage of a loophole to file asbestos lawsuits against solvent companies while 'double-dipping' into a trust system set up to compensate legitimate victims. Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Asbestos, Court Underfunding, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil Justice Council and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Receive ILR's Outstanding Organization Award

October 23, 2013 | Press Release

The Wisconsin Civil Justice Council (WCJC) and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) received the Outstanding Organization Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, State Attorneys General, Medical Liability, Wisconsin

U.S. Chamber Applauds Passage of Nation's Strongest Outside Counsel Sunshine Law in Wisconsin

October 08, 2013 | 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 the Wisconsin Senate for passing legislation promoting transparency and limiting contingency fees.. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, State Attorneys General, Wisconsin

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