Wisconsin ranked #20 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, which is consistent with its 2015 position. Wisconsin saw improvements in three of the ten key element categories: having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, discovery, and judges' impartiality. 


Wisconsin at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - December 4, 2017

    December 04, 2017 | News

    Wisconsin Legislators Push to Simplify Litigation Process; Class Counsel Responds to Criticism Over Disclosure of Ties to Litigation Funder... Read More

  2. In the News Today - November 3, 2015

    November 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)... Read More

  3. In the News Today - October 12, 2015

    October 12, 2015 | News and Blog

    In rejecting the settlement of a shareholder lawsuit against Hewletter-Packard Co., a Delaware judge said "the welter of litigation challenging corporate mergers has become a systemic problem." (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  4. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More

  5. Wisconsin Legislature Passes Repeal of Medicaid "Whistleblower" Law

    July 13, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Wisconsin legislature passed a budget this week that includes a repeal of a Medicaid "whistleblower" law enacted in 2007. Modeled on the federal False Claims Act, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the Wisconsin law "has made millions of dollars for lawyers."... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber Applauds Wisconsin's Repeal of Flawed "False Claims for Medical Assistance Act"

    July 12, 2015 | Press Release

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  7. In the News Today - April 27, 2015

    April 27, 2015 | News and Blog

    A federal judge last week denied an attempt by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to block a constitutional amendment that allows the members of the court select the chief justice, rather than having the seat based on seniority. Abrahamson is expected to lose her chief justice seat when the the court selects the new chief justice in the coming weeks. (Associated Press)... Read More

  8. In the News Today - April 10, 2015

    April 10, 2015 | News and Blog

    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a bellwether class certification challenge in a moldy washer class action against home appliances company Electrolux. The decision could prompt a weigh-in by the Supreme Court if it splits from recent decisions in similar litigation in other circuits. (Reuters)... Read More

  9. Wisconsin: Capital of Common Sense

    May 14, 2014 | News and Blog

    During the current decade, Governor Walker and lawmakers have mindfully enacted bold legal reforms in Wisconsin-a major reason Walker feels confident in his push to create more jobs and job security in his state. ... Read More

  10. Wisconsin Governor Signs Asbestos Transparency Law

    April 01, 2014 | News and Blog

    Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed AB 19 into law. The new law requires greater transparency from tort plaintiffs who may also pursue claims with asbestos personal injury settlement trusts.... Read More