Wisconsin is ranked #13 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, which is its highest rank since 2007 and up seven spots since 2017. It improved the most in the key element categories: Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits, Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation, as well as Trial Judges’ Competence.


Wisconsin at a Glance

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  1. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  2. Wisconsin Governor Calls on State Legislators to Pass Major Legal Reform Bill

    January 30, 2018 | News

    Both chambers of the state legislature should heed Gov. Walker's direction and pass a major legal reform legislation as soon as possible.... Read More

  3. Wisconsin Assembly Committee Examines Path Forward on Legal Reform

    January 05, 2018 | News

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  4. Wisconsin Lawmakers Set Sights on a Better Lawsuit Climate

    December 05, 2017 | Blogs

    Where businesses see growth, plaintiffs' lawyers see opportunity. Wisconsin must stay ahead of the curve by continuing to improve its legal climate.... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

    July 12, 2015 | Press Release

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