Featured Research

  • ILR Research Review - Fall 2018

    ILR Research Review - Fall 2018

    November 20, 2018

    ILR's Fall 2018 research cycle was about two things: spotting new, destructive legal trends before they become unstoppable, and highlighting concrete progress in addressing long-standing litigation challenges. The 2018 Fall Research Review reveals the exploding costs of the U.S. tort system, and examines developments in securities litigation, forum shopping, False Claims Act policy reform, and the European Commission's project to implement class actions. Read More

  • Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System

    Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System

    October 24, 2018

    The tort system cost Americans $429 billion in 2016. That's the principal finding from ILR's new research, which arrives at that shocking figure by examining data on liability insurance premiums and estimates of the liability exposure of businesses and individuals that are uninsured or self-insured. The research also indicates that only 57 percent of the $429 billion went to plaintiff compensation. The rest went to lawyers' fees and other expenses. Read More