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West Virginia Warms Up to Creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

February 11, 2020

ILR once again commends the Senate for passing SB 275 and urges the House of Delegates to support the bill to passage.

  1. In the News Today - February 19, 2020

    February 19, 2020 | News

    "The Coming Wave of California Consumer Privacy Act Lawsuits"... Read More

  2. Negotiation Class Subverts Authority, States Say

    February 19, 2020 | News

    A group of 12 states and the District of Columbia urged the Sixth Circuit to stop the use of the "negotiation class" in the multidistrict opioid litigation in Ohio, Law360 reports.... Read More

  3. Litigation Funding Bills Pop Up in State Legislatures

    February 18, 2020 | News

    According to an analysis by Claims Journal, several state legislatures are considering bills to "impose more controls on litigation funding companies."... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020 | News

    States Reject First Opioid Settlement Offer; "ALI's Proposed Restatement of Copyrights has the Potential to Harm the Creative Industries;" Financial Times Columnist Says Burford Overstating Claims... Read More

  5. 6th Circuit Slows Nationwide Prescription Record Discovery

    February 14, 2020 | News

    A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit partially stayed an order from U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster that would have required pharmacies to disclose 14 years' worth of prescription data in the Ohio-based opioid multidistrict litigation proceedings, Law360 reports.... Read More

  6. "Could Federal Preemption Blow Up a $289M Roundup Verdict?"

    February 13, 2020 | News

    New briefs filed in the appeal of a $239 million Roundup verdict debate whether federal law preempts the decision, The National Law Journal reports.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - February 12, 2020

    February 12, 2020 | News

    Florida Insurers Present Petitions Calling For Legal Reform... Read More

  8. "High Court May Interpret TCPA Autodial Rules Narrowly"

    February 12, 2020 | News

    Two Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense attorneys with the Squire Patton Boggs law firm say the U.S. Supreme Court "may kill the plaintiffs bar's golden goose."... Read More

  9. West Virginia Warms Up to Creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

    February 11, 2020 | Blogs

    ILR once again commends the Senate for passing SB 275 and urges the House of Delegates to support the bill to passage. ... Read More

  10. West Virginia Senate Passes Intermediate Appeals Court Bill

    February 11, 2020 | News

    The West Virginia Senate passed a bill yesterday that would establish a new intermediate court of appeals, The Intelligencer reports.... Read More

  11. New ILR Letter Urges FCC Action on TCPA

    February 10, 2020 | News

    The tug-of-war over the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's (TCPA) autodialer definition started two years ago after the ACA International v. FCC decision came down. The split between the various federal appeals courts deepened two weeks ago. ... Read More

  1. In the News Today - February 19, 2020

    February 19, 2020 | News

    "The Coming Wave of California Consumer Privacy Act Lawsuits"... Read More

  2. Negotiation Class Subverts Authority, States Say

    February 19, 2020 | News

    A group of 12 states and the District of Columbia urged the Sixth Circuit to stop the use of the "negotiation class" in the multidistrict opioid litigation in Ohio, Law360 reports.... Read More

  3. Litigation Funding Bills Pop Up in State Legislatures

    February 18, 2020 | News

    According to an analysis by Claims Journal, several state legislatures are considering bills to "impose more controls on litigation funding companies."... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020 | News

    States Reject First Opioid Settlement Offer; "ALI's Proposed Restatement of Copyrights has the Potential to Harm the Creative Industries;" Financial Times Columnist Says Burford Overstating Claims... Read More

  5. 6th Circuit Slows Nationwide Prescription Record Discovery

    February 14, 2020 | News

    A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit partially stayed an order from U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster that would have required pharmacies to disclose 14 years' worth of prescription data in the Ohio-based opioid multidistrict litigation proceedings, Law360 reports.... Read More

  6. "Could Federal Preemption Blow Up a $289M Roundup Verdict?"

    February 13, 2020 | News

    New briefs filed in the appeal of a $239 million Roundup verdict debate whether federal law preempts the decision, The National Law Journal reports.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - February 12, 2020

    February 12, 2020 | News

    Florida Insurers Present Petitions Calling For Legal Reform... Read More

  8. "High Court May Interpret TCPA Autodial Rules Narrowly"

    February 12, 2020 | News

    Two Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense attorneys with the Squire Patton Boggs law firm say the U.S. Supreme Court "may kill the plaintiffs bar's golden goose."... Read More

  9. West Virginia Senate Passes Intermediate Appeals Court Bill

    February 11, 2020 | News

    The West Virginia Senate passed a bill yesterday that would establish a new intermediate court of appeals, The Intelligencer reports.... Read More

  10. New ILR Letter Urges FCC Action on TCPA

    February 10, 2020 | News

    The tug-of-war over the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's (TCPA) autodialer definition started two years ago after the ACA International v. FCC decision came down. The split between the various federal appeals courts deepened two weeks ago. ... Read More

  11. In the News Today - February 10, 2020

    February 10, 2020 | News

    Judge Who Blocked Calif. Arbitration Law Says it Conflicts With Federal Law; "Three Lessons From BIPA for Data Privacy Legislation"... Read More

  1. West Virginia Warms Up to Creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

    February 11, 2020 | Blogs

    ILR once again commends the Senate for passing SB 275 and urges the House of Delegates to support the bill to passage. ... Read More

  2. Another Court Comes Around on Autodialers

    February 04, 2020 | Blogs

    It's no secret that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has become a cash cow for plaintiffs' attorneys. Thankfully, some courts are finally coming around. ... Read More

  3. Top 4 News and Blog Articles of 2019

    January 14, 2020 | Blogs

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  4. The Mass Tort Advertising Machine

    November 26, 2019 | Blogs

    Plaintiffs' lawyers have spent tens of millions of dollars on ads recruiting plaintiffs against Roundup, Bayer-Monsanto's glyphosate-based weed-killer, and that spending is paying off.... Read More

  5. How California's Lemon Law Is Driving Its Lawsuit System Ranking Down

    November 21, 2019 | Blogs

    California has always been known for its weather. It's a shame, then, that the Golden State's lawsuit climate has never been particularly well-regarded... Read More

  6. Baltimore Taking Aggressive Action To Resolve Asbestos Backlog

    November 19, 2019 | Blogs

    Baltimore's court system is taking an aggressive approach to resolve its backlog of 30,000 asbestos-related cases, The Wall Street Journal reports.... Read More

  7. Federal Judges Take on Securities Lawyers' Mootness Fees Racket

    November 08, 2019 | Blogs

    The Trial Lawyers Chafe at the Challenge to Their "Cozy Game"... Read More

  8. Will New Executive Orders Close OFCCP's Highway to Enforcement Hell?

    November 07, 2019 | Blogs

    Experienced drivers know the rules of the road. Green light means go, red light means stop, and the speed limit ensures safe driving. Break these rules, and you'll get a ticket or hauled into traffic court. But what if those responsible for enforcing the rules decided to change them on a whim? ... Read More

  9. Rules Committee To Continue Work On TPLF

    November 01, 2019 | Blogs

    In another welcome sign, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules for the U.S. courts announced this week that it will continue to study the effects of third party litigation funding (TPLF) in civil litigation and the potential need for a disclosure requirement. ... Read More

  10. Pending EU Collective Action Directive Could Ignite TPLF Abuses in Europe

    October 28, 2019 | Blogs

    Third party litigation funding (TPLF) has turned into an estimated $100 billion industry, affecting civil justice systems in the U.S. and around the world. This questionable business practice of letting outsiders invest in lawsuits is rapidly growing in Europe, just as the EU is about to pass the first EU-wide collective redress (class action) legislation.... Read More

  11. AAJ's Arbitration "Study" Based On Flagrantly False Premises

    October 07, 2019 | Blogs

    Recently, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a "study" on arbitration-just as the House of Representatives took up legislation. To no one's surprise, the AAJ argues that litigation is a better way to resolve disputes. But this "study" is nothing more than a misleading attempt to discredit arbitration that's based on three flagrantly false premises.... Read More

  1. Lawsuit Over Lip Balm Named The Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2019

    December 17, 2019 | Press Release

    Video Highlights U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's Annual Top 10 List... Read More

  2. Harold H. Kim Appointed President of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform; Lisa A. Rickard Transitions to New Role in the Chamber

    December 13, 2019 | Press Release

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Harold H. Kim, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), will become president of the Chamber affiliate effective January 1, 2020. ... Read More

  3. West Virginia's Lawsuit Climate Rank Holds Steady at 45th

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    While Progress Has Slowed, State is Still Moving in the Right Direction... Read More

  4. New Jersey's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    The Garden State Fell to Its Lowest Rank Ever... Read More

  5. Missouri's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    St. Louis Ranked 10th Worst in the Nation for Lawsuits... Read More

  6. Louisiana Lawsuit Climate Ranked Nation's 2nd Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    New Orleans/Orleans Parish One of the Nation's Worst Jurisdictions... Read More

  7. Illinois' Lawsuit Climate Ranked Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Asbestos, Data Privacy Lawsuits and Flood of Out-of-State Plaintiffs Make the State a Lawsuit Pariah... Read More

  8. Georgia's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Ten Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    The Peach State Slips into the Bottom 10 Worst States; Hits All-Time Low... Read More

  9. Survey Ranks Florida's Lawsuit Climate Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Despite Low Ranking, Florida Is Showing Signs of Improvement... Read More

  10. Delaware Regains Nation's Top Lawsuit Climate Rank

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Reclaims Top Spot After Fall in 2017... Read More

  11. California's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Los Angeles, San Francisco 2nd and 3rd Worst Cities in Nation for Lawsuits... Read More

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