WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released a letter in support of the newly-formed Congressional Civil Justice Caucus. Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Dan Boren (D-Okla.) are the founding co-chairs of the caucus.
"The problems associated with abusive litigation are a drag on the U.S. economic recovery and harm not only small and large businesses but the average taxpayer as well," said Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. "We look forward to working with this important new organization as it focuses a bipartisan spotlight on the need to promote and advance a civil justice system that respects the rule of law and increases the United States' global competitiveness."
A copy of the letter can be found here:
ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
SOURCE U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform