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.
Coastal Erosion Lawsuits More About Trial Lawyers Getting Paid, Louisianans Say
A new Google poll conducted and released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) found that a majority of Louisianans say that the coastal erosion lawsuits brought by private trial lawyers on behalf of local governments are more about money than the environment.
Fifty-seven percent of Louisianans said...
Private Rights of Action - Shifting Gears in Privacy Enforcement
A private right of action is essentially a license to sue. It’s usually a statutory grant of authority that gives private lawyers the green light to enforce privacy laws through litigation. But when plaintiffs' lawyers—not government agencies—are allowed to write and enforce the rules of the road, it can lead to...
New Securities Litigation Report Exposes the Plaintiffs' Bar's Game of Padding its Pocketbook with Investors' Money
A securities plaintiffs’ lawyer could hit it big by buying a lottery ticket, but the odds of a win are long. A new study suggests they’re better off filing as many suits as they can and creating unnecessary work to defend massive fee requests. It turns out the odds of a windfall there are as sure-fire as Derek Jeter making...