A Fair and Effective Legal System is Critical to Advancing Free Enterprise.
The mission of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is to reduce excessive and frivolous litigation while restoring fairness and balance to the nation’s civil justice system. This is achieved through legislative, judicial, and educational activities at both the national and local levels, as well as internationally.
America deserves a legal reform system that is simpler, fairer, and faster for everyone.
“If you ain’t first, you’re last” wasn’t just the catchphrase of Ricky Bobby, the fictional race car driver from Talladega Nights; until last week, it was also the policy of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division when it came to companies reporting antitrust violations.
Previously, only the first company to report violations were given immunity from criminal prosecution, while the rest were required to plead guilty and pay huge fines. This “all
Summer has started and, while temperatures are rising, state legislative sessions are cooling down for the season. Legal reform was a hot topic in many states this year, and Missouri was no exception. The Show-Me State passed three key reform bills aimed at reining in an out-of-control lawsuit climate.
In ILR’s 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey, Missouri ranked 50th for enforcing meaningful venue requirements. Fortunately, Senate
A recent spree of lawsuit advertising to recruit plaintiffs for Roundup weed-killer litigation is just the latest example of the trial lawyer “money machine” in action, according to reporting from National Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report.
The segment, “Lights. Camera. Class Action!,” which aired on June 13, documents a profitable