Wisconsin is ranked #20 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling five spots since 2012.

Wisconsin at a Glance

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$565 Potential Tort Cost
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In the News Today - November 3, 2015

November 03, 2015 | Insights

Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) Read More »

In the News Today - October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015 | Insights

In rejecting the settlement of a shareholder lawsuit against Hewletter-Packard Co., a Delaware judge said "the welter of litigation challenging corporate mergers has become a systemic problem." (Wall Street Journal) 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 »

Wisconsin Legislature Passes Repeal of Medicaid "Whistleblower" Law

July 13, 2015 | Insights

The Wisconsin legislature passed a budget this week that includes a repeal of a Medicaid "whistleblower" law enacted in 2007. Modeled on the federal False Claims Act, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the Wisconsin law "has made millions of dollars for lawyers." Read More »

In the News Today - April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 | Insights

A federal judge last week denied an attempt by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to block a constitutional amendment that allows the members of the court select the chief justice, rather than having the seat based on seniority. Abrahamson is expected to lose her chief justice seat when the the court selects the new chief justice in the coming weeks. (Associated Press) Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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