State Legal Reforms

Under the federal structure of the United States, both the federal government and the states have a role in addressing the problem of lawsuit abuse. Many states have taken the initiative to advance effective, commonsense legal reforms – measures that have brought widespread benefits to individuals, businesses, and communities.  Read More...

Legal reform has been an important state issue for several decades. In fact, California’s landmark medical malpractice law was passed in 1975 – over forty years ago.  

But as the nation’s lawsuit abuse problem has grown, more and more states have chosen to pass reforms. In recent years, significant reforms were enacted in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others.

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  1. Wisconsin Assembly Committee Examines Path Forward on Legal Reform

    January 05, 2018 | News

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  2. ILR Research Review - Fall 2017

    November 30, 2017 | Research

    This special double-issue of the ILR Research Review features a wealth of insight and analysis on the world's rapidly changing litigation environment. The research contained in this issue targets exploitative litigation at home and abroad, examining numerous developments ranging from hyper-aggressive trial lawyer advertising in the U.S. to the imminent expansion of class actions in Europe.... Read More

  3. Unstable Foundation:
    Our Broken Class Action System and How to Fix It

    October 24, 2017 | Research

    Unstable Foundation examines the pervasive flaws afflicting the United States' class action system. Class actions rarely provide meaningful compensation for class members, and are poorly suited to deterring wrongful conduct.... Read More

  4. Faces of Lawsuit Abuse 2017 – West Virginia

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  5. Faces of Lawsuit Abuse 2017 – Louisiana

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  6. 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Louisiana

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  7. Faces of Lawsuit Abuse 2017 – Illinois

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  8. 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Illinois

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  9. Faces of Lawsuit Abuse 2017 – California

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch

  10. 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – California

    September 12, 2017 | Video | Watch