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Mar 15, 2011, 05:53 ET U.S. Chamber Reacts to Massive Illinois Asbestos Verdict

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement regarding a $90 million asbestos verdict...


Feb 17, 2011, 10:21 ET U.S. Chamber Commends House Committee Approval of Medical Liability Reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today commended the approval of comprehensive medical liability reform legislation by the House Judiciary Committee. The ...


Feb 10, 2011, 10:16 ET U.S. Chamber Releases Letter in Support of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus

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...


Jan 27, 2011, 05:12 ET U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Comprehensive Legal Reform Legislation in Wisconsin

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement regarding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's ...


Jan 26, 2011, 12:06 ET U.S. Chamber Pledges to Help Pass Medical Malpractice Reform this Year

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement regarding President Obama's call for...


Dec 17, 2010, 03:32 ET New Videos Highlight Human Impact of Lawsuit Abuse

he U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform this week unveiled the latest public awareness advertising campaign for its Faces of Lawsuit ...


Dec 14, 2010, 05:16 ET U.S. Chamber: Report Shows Lawsuit Abuse is a Widespread Problem

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement regarding today's release of the report...


Nov 04, 2010, 11:51 ET Nine out of Ten Voters say 'Meritless' Lawsuits are a Serious Problem, Support Continued Legal Reforms

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released a national survey today that reveals 88% of voters who cast ballots in Tuesday's election...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:15 ET U.S. Chamber ILR Honors Senator John Thrasher for Legal Reform Leadership

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented Florida state Senator John Thrasher with the 2010 State Legislative Achievement...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:14 ET U.S. Chamber ILR Honors Dr. Robert Hartwig for Outstanding Research

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented Dr. Robert P. Hartwig with the 2010 Research Award for his outstanding...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:12 ET U.S. Chamber ILR Honors Representative Eric Eisnaugle for Legal Reform Leadership

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented Florida state Representative Eric Eisnaugle with the 2010 State Legislative...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:12 ET U.S. Chamber ILR Honors Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy for Legal Reform Contributions

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy LLP with the 2010 Outstanding Organization...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:11 ET Feinberg Headlines ILR Summit to Address Alternatives to Lawsuits Following Major National Disasters

At the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's 11th Annual Legal Reform Summit, Kenneth R. Feinberg today presented an alternative model to...


Oct 27, 2010, 02:11 ET U.S. Chamber ILR Honors Civil Justice Association of California for Contributions to Legal Reform Movement

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented the 2010 Alliance Award to the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) for...


Sep 23, 2010, 12:01 ET Bipartisan Poll Shows Small Businesses Concerned About Economy, Lawsuits, Effectiveness of Government Actions

Small business owners are much more pessimistic than average voters about the national economy and hold negative views of Washington's attempts at...


Jul 23, 2010, 05:00 ET U.S. Chamber Applauds Congressional Inquiry Into Treasury's Consideration of $1.6 Billion Trial Lawyer Tax Break

Statement of Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on the letter sent today by Senator Chuck Grassley and...


Jul 08, 2010, 05:24 ET Lawsuits Cost Small Businesses $105 Billion, Study Shows

A new study released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that small businesses shoulder a tremendous burden of the...


Jun 21, 2010, 09:49 ET Foreign Tort Cases Increasingly Borrowing Pages from a Common Trial Lawyer 'Playbook'

A new study documents how plaintiffs' attorneys and advocates are working with foreign plaintiffs and employing a common set of aggressive,...


Jun 17, 2010, 03:57 ET U.S. Chamber Continues to Express Serious Concerns About McConnell Nomination

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement on today's Senate...


Jun 03, 2010, 12:33 ET U.S. Chamber: Georgia's Transparency Law Takes Guesswork Out of Implied Rights to Sue

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement in response to Governor Sonny Perdue...


May 11, 2010, 02:10 ET U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform: Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer Is Unqualified to Serve on the Federal Bench

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement on the nomination of John ...


May 05, 2010, 11:08 ET Specter's Stoneridge Amendment Helps Plaintiffs' Lawyers at the Expense of the Economy and Small Investors

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement in response to Senator Specter's...


Apr 14, 2010, 03:21 ET U.S. Chamber: Florida's New 'Sunshine' Law will Shine Light on Contingency Fee & 'Pay-to-Play' Lawsuits

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement in response to the signing today of...


Mar 22, 2010, 12:56 ET Florida's Lawsuit Climate Among Worst in the Nation

Florida's lawsuit climate remains among the worst in the country, according to Lawsuit Climate 2010: Ranking the States, a new study released today...


Mar 22, 2010, 12:55 ET Louisiana's Lawsuit Climate Second Worst in the Nation

A new national survey finds that Louisiana's lawsuit climate is ranked 49th out of 50 compared with other states. In the survey, released today by...