Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR),made the following statement on the release of the American Tort Reform Association’s (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes 2018/2019:
“We applaud the Judicial Hellholes report for shining a spotlight on some of the nation’s worst lawsuit jurisdictions. The U.S. tort system is not only inefficient, it is also expensive. This report will be a great resource in the fight to improve the legal
In October, ILR released Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System, a report that shows the costs and compensation paid in the U.S. tort system totaled $429 billion in 2016—the highest ever recorded.
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