Tag: civil justice

Tag: civil justice

  • Oklahoma Named Judicial Hellhole Mid-Year image

    Oklahoma Named Judicial Hellhole Mid-Year

    In an atypical summer addition to the annual Judicial Hellholes list, Oklahoma takes a place among perennial problematic lawsuit havens like California, Florida, Missouri and New York. Motivating the …

  • The Best and Worst States for Lawsuits image

    The Best and Worst States for Lawsuits

    For the past fifteen years, the Institute for Legal Reform has routinely conducted a survey involving corporate litigators and company senior executives. This survey has become a reliable benchmark for …

  • VIDEO: Donor Disclosure in an Age of No Privacy image

    VIDEO: Donor Disclosure in an Age of No Privacy

    Guy Benson, Darcy Olsen, and Pete Coors addressing the ALEC 2017 Annual Meeting on donor disclosure in an age of no privacy.

  • Three (Quick!) Lessons for Legislators about Commercial Speech image

    Three (Quick!) Lessons for Legislators about Commercial Speech

    Proceed with caution when limiting or compelling commercial speech, the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) warns. “Government legislators and regulators should think long and hard before using any speech restraint or …

  • Congress Works to Rein in Frivolous Lawsuits image

    Congress Works to Rein in Frivolous Lawsuits

    By overwhelming majority, Congress yesterday passed H.R. 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which would allow sanctions against attorneys filing frivolous lawsuits and help compensate victims of abusive …

  • Sued for Someone Else’s Products? Alabama Says No. image

    Sued for Someone Else’s Products? Alabama Says No.

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law legislation that would protect drug manufacturers from being sued for products created by their generic brand competitors. In January of 2013 and …

  • Ohio Senate Works to Rein in Closed-Door Deals with Private Attorneys image

    Ohio Senate Works to Rein in Closed-Door Deals with Private Attorneys

    The Ohio Senate just passed legislation that would require oversight and fee limitations when the state Attorney General hires private attorneys on contingency fee. Where other government-hired servicers are required …

  • Increase Juror Participation by Updating Jury Wage Laws image

    Increase Juror Participation by Updating Jury Wage Laws

    Last week, jury selection began in the case against James Holmes for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. Deliberations on jury selection alone could last until May or June …

  • Transparency Weeds Out Unintended Lawsuits image

    Transparency Weeds Out Unintended Lawsuits

    Earmarking by congressmen has received much scrutiny in the public’s eye. Allotting funding for pet projects with high costs and little benefit is something, of late, for which the public has …