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Southeast Texas Record, October 2, 2015

A U.S. Congressman from Texas says reform is needed to stop trial lawyers from draining billions of dollars from asbestos trust funds – money set aside for veterans, firefighters, industrial workers and other Americans suffering from an asbestos-related illness.

The Hill, October 2, 2015

Even as they lamented anemic economic growth six years into a so-called recovery, not one candidate during the first two rounds of presidential debates has said a word about the lawsuit industry’s striking success in lobbying the Obama administration for steady expansions of civil liability or the considerable toll such liability takes on investment, innovation and competitiveness.


Washington Examiner, October 6, 2015

As it happens, there is a 90-year-old federal law that governs arbitration questions precisely like this one, and it pre-empts California law. The Supreme Court made that quite clear in a 2011 ruling when it overturned another effort by California to nullify the same law (the Federal Arbitration Act) on more or less the same grounds.

Southeast Texas Record, October 6, 2015

The Institute for Legal Reform recently released its 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey, which ranks states based upon how fair their tort liability systems are. The report provides a fascinating look into the local legal climates across the country.

The Louisiana Record, September 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A trial lawyer responsible for filing nearly half of all legacy lawsuits in the state has sunk $1.1 million into a political action committee in an apparent effort to defeat gubernatorial candidate David Vitter. 

Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015

WASHINGTON—The long-running battle over class-action lawsuits goes into full swing in the Supreme Court term beginning next week with cases that could shift the rules for group lawsuits against businesses.

The Fresno Bee, September 30, 2015

Trial lawyers looking to make a quick buck at the expense of productive businesses have found a good business model California: find a successful food product and sue its manufacturer.

Southeast Texas Record, September 30, 2015

Since Texas enacted medical liability reforms more than a decade ago, physicians have been migrating to the Lone Star State in record numbers nearly every year, with an all time record high in 2015.

Institute for Legal Reform, September 30, 2015

As opportunities for advancing their liability-expanding agenda in Congress have dimmed, plaintiffs’-lawyer lobbyists have focused their influence on the Executive Branch, starting with the current Administration. Very quietly, but rather successfully, the lawsuit industry has pursued its policy goals through federal agencies while attracting very little attention. We call this effort the Trial Lawyer Underground. The purpose of this report is to shine a public light on a hidden practice that affects all Americans.

Business Report, September 29, 2015

Trial lawyers in Louisiana spent more than $8.5 million between 2008 and 2014 on campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures, an unprecedented level of spending that is thwarting judicial reform and harming the state’s legal and economic climate.