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Reuters, June 26, 2015

Delaware's governor has signed into law a ban on companies adopting rules that could force investors who bring and lose certain lawsuits to pay the company's legal costs, disappointing business groups.

The Madison - St. Clair Record, June 24, 2015

While just a glimpse of asbestos trust awards and settlements was provided by a recently unsealed database, the information could prove useful to Madison County asbestos defense attorneys as they litigate and prepare settlements in the future.

Institute for Legal Reform, June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), and William Kovacs, senior vice president for Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber, issued the following statement about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote today on several Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) proposals:

The Southeast Texas Record, June 17, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law two tort reform measures Tuesday, ending asbestos double dipping and lawsuits brought by out-of-state plaintiffs.

Rockford Register Star, June 17, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for reasonable lawsuit reforms represents a vital step in an economic come back in Illinois.

Business Wire, June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about Texas Governor Greg Abbott signing into law a bill (HB 1492) to curb “double dip” claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system:

Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2015

The Supreme Court has been trying to clean up the mess of class-action law, albeit too fitfully. But maybe the Justices are picking up the pace as they decide to hear cases for next year’s term.

The Southeast Texas Record, June 10, 2015

The “gatekeepers” to civil justice system, plaintiff attorneys, are losing incentive to practice because of tort reform, according to a new study – a report furnished by, in the opinion of one man, two “left wing academics who never met a lawsuit they didn’t like.”

Belleville News - Democrat, June 9, 2015

I don’t believe that Tom Keefe proved his point in his Sunday Opinion piece. He cited an item about Texas not having enough qualified physicians and he implied that this was a result of that state’s comprehensive tort reforms. This is a bit of a logic leap.

 

The Louisiana Record, June 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A pair of Texas seafood processors owned by a man previously imprisoned for fraud are facing more than $3 million in Deepwater Horizon claims clawbacks after court officials said the firms were not in business at the time of the 2010 oil spill.

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