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Coastal Erosion Lawsuits More About Trial Lawyers Getting Paid, Louisianans Say

August 07, 2019

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.

  1. In the News Today - August 21, 2019

    August 21, 2019 | News

    Law Firm, Lawsuit Lender Spat Headed to Mediation... Read More

  2. Major Plaintiffs' Firms Would Be Shut Out Of Negotiation Class Idea

    August 21, 2019 | News

    Major plaintiffs' firms representing both states and cities would be shut out of the negotiation class idea proposed in the opioid-related multidistrict litigation in Ohio, the judge announced this week.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - August 20, 2019

    August 20, 2019 | News

    Missouri Chamber Unveils Plan to Improve Business Climate in State... Read More

  4. PFAS and Prop 65: Combination May Mean "Open-Season" for Plaintiffs' Lawyers

    August 20, 2019 | News

    Earlier this summer, California's water board began sampling drinking and groundwater for traces of PFAS/PFOAS-artificial compounds used in a wide variety of liquid-resistant products, as well as fire-fighting foam. This seemingly routine event could be advance warning for a flood of lawyer-driven litigation, according to Luke Wake of the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Legal Center.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Florida, Georgia, and Missouri Headline Law360's Key Legal Reform States... Read More

  6. Recent UK Developments Add to "Global Rise of Collective Actions"

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Developments in the UK litigation landscape are a reflection of the "global rise of collective actions," Kevin LaCroix said in D&O Diary.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - August 16, 2019

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Lawsuit Lender Faces Lawsuit After Charging "Over 100 Percent" Annual Interest Rate... Read More

  8. Legal Reform Opportunities Coming This Fall

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Legal reform advocates in Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are "bullish" on their chances to achieve significant progress this fall and in 2020, reports Law360.... Read More

  9. Burford Controversy Might "Cool Down The Hype" Around Litigation Funding

    August 15, 2019 | News

    Some legal experts told Law.com the third party litigation funding industry "might not look the same in the aftermath" of the short-selling and accounting controversy that has embroiled industry leader Burford Capital.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - August 14, 2019

    August 14, 2019 | News

    DOJ Compliance Outlooks Reflects "Recognition" Of Robust Compliance Programs... Read More

  11. Biometric Privacy Question Likely Headed To Supreme Court, Lawyer Says

    August 14, 2019 | News

    Questions surrounding the viability of biometric data privacy class action lawsuits are likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer told the Cook County Record. ... Read More

  1. In the News Today - August 21, 2019

    August 21, 2019 | News

    Law Firm, Lawsuit Lender Spat Headed to Mediation... Read More

  2. Major Plaintiffs' Firms Would Be Shut Out Of Negotiation Class Idea

    August 21, 2019 | News

    Major plaintiffs' firms representing both states and cities would be shut out of the negotiation class idea proposed in the opioid-related multidistrict litigation in Ohio, the judge announced this week.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - August 20, 2019

    August 20, 2019 | News

    Missouri Chamber Unveils Plan to Improve Business Climate in State... Read More

  4. PFAS and Prop 65: Combination May Mean "Open-Season" for Plaintiffs' Lawyers

    August 20, 2019 | News

    Earlier this summer, California's water board began sampling drinking and groundwater for traces of PFAS/PFOAS-artificial compounds used in a wide variety of liquid-resistant products, as well as fire-fighting foam. This seemingly routine event could be advance warning for a flood of lawyer-driven litigation, according to Luke Wake of the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Legal Center.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Florida, Georgia, and Missouri Headline Law360's Key Legal Reform States... Read More

  6. Recent UK Developments Add to "Global Rise of Collective Actions"

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Developments in the UK litigation landscape are a reflection of the "global rise of collective actions," Kevin LaCroix said in D&O Diary.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - August 16, 2019

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Lawsuit Lender Faces Lawsuit After Charging "Over 100 Percent" Annual Interest Rate... Read More

  8. Legal Reform Opportunities Coming This Fall

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Legal reform advocates in Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are "bullish" on their chances to achieve significant progress this fall and in 2020, reports Law360.... Read More

  9. Burford Controversy Might "Cool Down The Hype" Around Litigation Funding

    August 15, 2019 | News

    Some legal experts told Law.com the third party litigation funding industry "might not look the same in the aftermath" of the short-selling and accounting controversy that has embroiled industry leader Burford Capital.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - August 14, 2019

    August 14, 2019 | News

    DOJ Compliance Outlooks Reflects "Recognition" Of Robust Compliance Programs... Read More

  11. Biometric Privacy Question Likely Headed To Supreme Court, Lawyer Says

    August 14, 2019 | News

    Questions surrounding the viability of biometric data privacy class action lawsuits are likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer told the Cook County Record. ... Read More

  1. Coastal Erosion Lawsuits More About Trial Lawyers Getting Paid, Louisianans Say

    August 07, 2019 | Blogs

    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.... Read More

  2. Private Rights of Action - Shifting Gears in Privacy Enforcement

    August 06, 2019 | Blogs

    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 mixed signals. ... Read More

  3. New Securities Litigation Report Exposes the Plaintiffs' Bar's Game of Padding its Pocketbook with Investors' Money

    July 26, 2019 | Blogs

    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 the Hall of Fame. ... Read More

  4. Who Wins When Louisiana Sues? Texas!

    July 25, 2019 | Blogs

    It's no secret that Louisiana's legal system does its economy no favors.... Read More

  5. Smarter, Better, Faster

    July 16, 2019 | Blogs

    "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. ... Read More

  6. Missouri in Hot Pursuit of Tort Reform in 2019

    July 08, 2019 | Blogs

    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. ... Read More

  7. NPR Highlights Trial Lawyer "Referral Mills," Advertising Bonanza

    July 03, 2019 | Blogs

    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. ... Read More

  8. The M&A Class Action Racket: An End in Sight?

    July 02, 2019 | Blogs

    In late June, a federal judge in Illinois delivered an extraordinary opinion. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin threw out a merger and acquisition (M&A) objection lawsuit settlement and ordered the plaintiffs' lawyers to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees. He also said that the case should have been dismissed before it ever got off the ground, and that it was time to end the "racket" of "worthless" M&A lawsuits.... Read More

  9. In The News Today - July 2, 2019

    July 02, 2019 | Blogs

    GDPR "Holding European Businesses Back," Data Think Tank Analyst Says; TPLF Driving Growth of Australian Class Actions... Read More

  10. We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Are We?

    June 28, 2019 | Blogs

    After the recent Kansas Supreme Court decision to lift caps on non-economic damages, Dorothy may not want to click her ruby slippers three times to go home. ... Read More

  11. Did Litigation Funders Just Confirm Our Suspicions? Again?

    May 31, 2019 | Blogs

    It is not surprising that in April, two litigation funders essentially confirmed they look for cases with massive damages potential to find their next jackpot. What is more interesting is the fact that one of those funders, contrary to the industry's long-standing declaration against such practices, may have just admitted they do, in fact, want some control over the litigation they fund.... Read More

  1. Study: Parish Lawsuits Over Coastal Erosion Threaten Louisiana's Economy

    August 07, 2019 | Press Release

    A new study released today from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform shows how trial lawyers designed parish lawsuits against Louisiana's biggest employer-the energy industry-to bypass state laws on potential awards and settlements and generate big paydays for themselves.... Read More

  2. New Study: Lawsuits Are Poor Tools for Protecting Privacy

    July 15, 2019 | Press Release

    A new study released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows what happens when plaintiffs' lawyers are given the green light to enforce privacy laws through private rights of action: clogged courts, less innovation and no real benefit to consumers. ... Read More

  3. New Study: Workers Win More Money and More Often in Arbitration Than in Court

    May 16, 2019 | Press Release

    New Poll Also Shows More Than Six in Ten View Arbitration Favorably as a Way to Solve Disputes ... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Welcomes Former Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    May 01, 2019 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C.-John Abegg, longtime chief counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will become the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).  Abegg will provide advocacy, strategy, policy guidance, and management expertise to support ILR's comprehensive program aimed at improving the nation's litigation climate. ... Read More

  5. New U.S. Chamber Studies Examine Surge in Lawsuits by Cities and Counties

    March 07, 2019 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today released a pair of studies examining the surge in lawsuits by cities and counties enlisted by trial lawyers to sue over alleged misconduct by businesses.... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber: Trial Lawyers and Their Allies Seek to Pass Forced Litigation Bills

    February 28, 2019 | Press Release

    New Bills Would Increase Lawsuits That Primarily Benefit Lawyers ... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber Report: Securities Class Action System in Crisis with Record Lawsuits, Professional Plaintiffs

    February 26, 2019 | Press Release

    Reforms needed from Congress, SEC, Courts... Read More

  8. Lawsuit Over Coffee Warning Labels Named Most Ridiculous of 2018

    December 18, 2018 | Press Release

    A lawsuit targeting California coffee houses for not including warning labels on their products tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018. ... Read More

  9. U.S. Chamber Comments on New York Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil

    October 24, 2018 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) made the following statement about the lawsuit filed today by New York State against ExxonMobil using the Martin Act:... Read More

  10. Study: U.S. Tort System Costs $429 Billion

    October 24, 2018 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that the cost and compensation paid in the U.S. tort system totaled $429 billion-or 2.3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)-in 2016.... Read More

  11. U.S. Chamber Honors Advocates for Legal Reform

    October 24, 2018 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) presented its 2018 Legal Reform Award to two distinguished individuals and one organization at its Summit XX: Law, Policy, Politics event.... Read More

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