In the News Today - February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017
  • ILR Responds to 'Today' Show Segment on Food Lawsuits: Yesterday’s edition of NBC’s “Today” show featured a segment about so-called "slack fill" class action lawsuits, to which ILR responded with a media statement pointing to the release of a new report highlighting the growth in food and beverage lawsuits in America. This report “shows the explosion in the number of food lawsuits over the past few years where the number of cases has ballooned from 20 in 2008 to over 170 new food class actions filed in or removed to federal court in 2016,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard.

  • ILR ‘Lawsuit Climate’ Survey Used for ‘Best States for Business’ Ranking Study: USA Today features the “Best States for Business”, as compiled by 24/7 Wall Street and using an index that includes ILR’s 2015 “Lawsuit Climate” ranking study results. ILR’s “Lawsuit Climate” survey was factored into the “regulation” category. (USA Today)

  • Story Highlights Iowa Judicial Nominating Proposal, ILR’s Lawsuit Climate Survey: In a story regarding legislation that would allow the Iowa governor to “appoint all the people who nominate judges — removing from judicial nominating commissions the lawyers elected by their peers,” the Cedar Rapids Gazette cites Iowa’s 4th out of 50 ranking in ILR’s 2015 “Lawsuit Climate” survey. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)