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  1. "Social Inflation" Is Fueling Litigation, Insurer Says

    January 24, 2020 | News

    The CEO of Travelers Insurance said "social inflation" is driving litigation and higher jury verdicts, the Wall Street Journal reports. ... Read More

  2. SCOTUS Won't Hear Biometric Privacy Case

    January 23, 2020 | News

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Illinois' unique Biometric Privacy Information Act, Law360 reports.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - January 17, 2020

    January 17, 2020 | News

    "The New Class Action Frontier Under Illinois Privacy Law"... Read More

  4. Insurance Rates Skyrocketing Because of "Litigation Environment," Trucking Exec Says

    January 17, 2020 | News

    The president of Jetco Delivery told Fox Business that insurance rates in the trucking industry are skyrocketing, and the "reason for it is the litigation environment."... Read More

  5. "Significant Chance" Upcoming SCOTUS Decision on TCPA May Change Litigation Landscape

    January 16, 2020 | News

    Lawyers and legal experts told Law360 that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) may change the law "as we know it."... Read More

  6. In the News Today - January 15, 2020

    January 15, 2020 | News

    Ben & Jerry's Says Happy Cow Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed; Professional TCPA Plaintiff Faces Racketeering Lawsuit... Read More

  7. Judge Orders Pharmacies to Turn Over Prescription Data; ACLU Voices Concerns Over Privacy

    January 15, 2020 | News

    U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster, who is overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation in Ohio, has ordered the major pharmacies in the proceedings to disclose 20 years worth of prescription records amid privacy questions, Legal Newsline reports. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 | News

    Skadden Attorneys Predict Continued "Record Pace" Of Securities Lawsuit Filings; Public May Be Interested In TPLF, Judge Says... Read More

  9. "Nuclear Verdicts" Are a "Real Emerging Problem," New ILR President Says

    January 14, 2020 | News

    Harold Kim, the new president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, said the "rise in so-called nuclear verdicts" is "a real emerging problem."... Read More

  10. Top 4 News and Blog Articles of 2019

    January 14, 2020 | Blogs

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  11. Viability of PFAS Litigation Up to Lawmakers, Not Courts, PA Judge Says

    January 10, 2020 | News

    A Pennsylvania federal judge said the viability of litigation over PFAS is up to lawmakers, not courts, since the chemicals have not been classified as hazardous, Law360 reports.... Read More

  1. "Social Inflation" Is Fueling Litigation, Insurer Says

    January 24, 2020 | News

    The CEO of Travelers Insurance said "social inflation" is driving litigation and higher jury verdicts, the Wall Street Journal reports. ... Read More

  2. SCOTUS Won't Hear Biometric Privacy Case

    January 23, 2020 | News

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Illinois' unique Biometric Privacy Information Act, Law360 reports.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - January 17, 2020

    January 17, 2020 | News

    "The New Class Action Frontier Under Illinois Privacy Law"... Read More

  4. Insurance Rates Skyrocketing Because of "Litigation Environment," Trucking Exec Says

    January 17, 2020 | News

    The president of Jetco Delivery told Fox Business that insurance rates in the trucking industry are skyrocketing, and the "reason for it is the litigation environment."... Read More

  5. "Significant Chance" Upcoming SCOTUS Decision on TCPA May Change Litigation Landscape

    January 16, 2020 | News

    Lawyers and legal experts told Law360 that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) may change the law "as we know it."... Read More

  6. In the News Today - January 15, 2020

    January 15, 2020 | News

    Ben & Jerry's Says Happy Cow Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed; Professional TCPA Plaintiff Faces Racketeering Lawsuit... Read More

  7. Judge Orders Pharmacies to Turn Over Prescription Data; ACLU Voices Concerns Over Privacy

    January 15, 2020 | News

    U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster, who is overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation in Ohio, has ordered the major pharmacies in the proceedings to disclose 20 years worth of prescription records amid privacy questions, Legal Newsline reports. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 | News

    Skadden Attorneys Predict Continued "Record Pace" Of Securities Lawsuit Filings; Public May Be Interested In TPLF, Judge Says... Read More

  9. "Nuclear Verdicts" Are a "Real Emerging Problem," New ILR President Says

    January 14, 2020 | News

    Harold Kim, the new president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, said the "rise in so-called nuclear verdicts" is "a real emerging problem."... Read More

  10. Viability of PFAS Litigation Up to Lawmakers, Not Courts, PA Judge Says

    January 10, 2020 | News

    A Pennsylvania federal judge said the viability of litigation over PFAS is up to lawmakers, not courts, since the chemicals have not been classified as hazardous, Law360 reports.... Read More

  11. In the News Today - January 9, 2020

    January 09, 2020 | News

    West Virginia Governor Calls for Intermediate Court of Appeals... Read More

  1. Top 4 News and Blog Articles of 2019

    January 14, 2020 | Blogs

    ... Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. ILR Submits Comments to California Bar Regarding Proposed Rule Changes

    October 02, 2019 | Blogs

    Last week, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) submitted comments to the State Bar of California regarding potential rules changes that accentuate our long-standing concerns about third party litigation funding.... Read More

  11. The FAIR Act Puts Trial Lawyers First

    September 20, 2019 | Blogs

    By Harold Kim Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform ... 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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