Illinois is ranked #50 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling from #48 in 2017. Its ranking dropped in almost every key element category, with the greatest drops reflected in Trial Judges’ Competence and Quality of Appellate Review. Illinois moved up by two positions in the Damages category. Both Chicago or Cook County and Madison County made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.


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  1. In the News Today - September 6, 2019

    September 06, 2019 | News

    Chicago Engaging in "Naked Gamesmanship," Uber Says... Read More

  2. In the News today - August 27, 2019

    August 27, 2019 | News

    Ninth Circuit BIPA Ruling Creates "Staggering" Potential Exposure for Companies... Read More

  3. 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

  4. In the News Today - June 18, 2019

    June 18, 2019 | News

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Illinois Biometric Lawsuit; Prop. 65 Lawyers Press On Despite New Coffee Ruling... Read More

  5. In the News Today - May 28, 2019

    May 28, 2019 | News

    Federal Judge OKs TCPA Lawsuit That "Might Encourage" New Types of Suits... Read More

  6. Proposed Illinois Law May Rein In Biometric Data Lawsuits

    April 03, 2019 | News

    A bipartisan pair of Illinois state senators has introduced a bill that could rein in the mounting litigation over the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, Biometric Update reports.... Read More

  7. Illinois Law Blocks Residents From Buying Some New Technologies

    April 02, 2019 | News

    The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act has shut out new consumer and home security products from being sold in the state, CNET reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - March 28, 2019

    March 28, 2019 | News

    Florida Lawmakers Consider Whether to Follow Illinois, Open Lawsuit Floodgates... Read More

  9. Illinois Supreme Court Opens the Door to Wave of Data Litigation

    January 28, 2019 | News

    The Illinois Supreme Court last week lowered the threshold for lawsuits under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). One defense attorney told Law360 that the decision will open businesses to "hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in exposure."... Read More

  10. In the News Today - January 4, 2019

    January 04, 2019 | News

    Illinois Judge Rules for Google in State Biometric Data Lawsuit... Read More