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Institute for Legal Reform, February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement about a segment that aired on NBC’s “Today” show about “slack fill” class action lawsuits, and a related report released today by ILR:

Washington Free Beacon, February 17, 2017

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a final rule shortly before leaving her post that will effectively double penalties under the False Claims Act, which could stand to benefit trial lawyers, who overwhelmingly contribute campaign funds to Democrats.

Institute for Legal Reform, February 16, 2017

Lawyers, not consumers, are today the main beneficiaries of class actions – a lawsuit structure that was intended to make it easier for injured consumers sharing smaller claims to seek recourse as a group. 

Forbes, February 16, 2017

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that targets the country’s current asbestos injury compensation system and another that aims to weed out unmeritorious class action claims.

KHOU, February 14, 2017

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas– Storm victims anxious to repair and clean-up damage quickly found more help than they imagined with many offers coming uninvited.

Southeast Texas Record, February 13, 2017

AUSTIN – On Feb. 13, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, announced the filing of Senate Bill 10 – a piece of legislation aimed at ending hailstorm lawsuit abuse.

KTSA, February 13, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick helps roll out another ‘priority bill.’

Houston Chronicle, February 13, 2017

AUSTIN - Declaring the start of the latest round in Texas "tort reform," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and a key legislator said a bill filed Monday will crack down on a small group of attorneys they say are abusing the system by filing unnecessary lawsuits after hailstorms.

Legal Newsline, February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A bill that targets the country’s current asbestos injury compensation system has been quietly reintroduced by a Texas federal lawmaker who is hoping President Trump is more receptive than his predecessor.

Austin Business Journal, February 13, 2017

Texas lawmakers have taken another swing at hailstorm lawsuit reform with a bill that is more streamlined and direct than the one filed last session that ultimately failed, says an industry trade group.