In the News Today - July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Bill Would Return Asbestos Injury Claims to the State’s Workers’ Compensation System: A bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would return asbestos-related injury claims exclusively underneath the state’s Workers’ Compensation program. The bill comes in response to a 2014 state supreme court ruling that led to an increase in the number of asbestos-related lawsuits in the state’s courts. (Pennsylvania Record)

20 Years of ILR Accomplishments: Lending a Helping Hand to a Local Business: Eleven years ago today, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a fundraiser for a family-owned Washington, D.C. dry cleaning business that found itself entangled in a $54 million lawsuit over a lost pair of pants. (ILR Blog)