In The News Today - January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 | News and Blog

"Kentucky is a haven for personal injury lawyers who run settlement-mills that wring millions of dollars from our state's businesses and caregivers," writes Michael C. Adams, senior counsel to the Kentucky-based Partnership for Commonsense Justice. Read More »

In The News Today - September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 | News and Blog

Seth J. Johnston, a disbarred Kentucky attorney who worked alongside Stanley Chesley, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for "siphoning money from a $42 million judgment stemming from a class action over the diet drug fen-phen, as well as other frauds that cost his victims a total of over $4 million." Read More »

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

September 10, 2012 | Research

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems. Read More »

ILR Exposes Kentucky Trial Lawyers? Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups? Identity

August 01, 2007 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Kentucky's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, now calling itself the Kentucky Justice Association, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name. Read More »