Wisconsin Legal System Headed in the Wrong Direction

March 26, 2006 | Press Release

MADISON, WI - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced that Wisconsin's legal climate has dropped six spots to number 23 in the 2006 Harris State Liability Systems Ranking Study, and has plummeted an alarming 13 spots in just two years. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Statement on Wisconsin Governor's Veto of Jobs Preservation Act

December 31, 2005 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement today: "Governor Doyle today missed an opportunity to shut off the lawsuit spigot that is threatening to drown Wisconsin.s employers, large and small. By vetoing SB 402 - The Jobs Preservation Act - he opposed the majority of Wisconsin's elected legislators and endorsed the 'guilty-until-proven-innocent' standard that is allowing opportunistic plaintiffs' lawyers to prey upon the state's job creators. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Statement On Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Rulings

July 18, 2005 | Press Release

Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Courts recent rulings on medical liability caps and lead paint liability lawsuits: Read More »

Chamber Seeks Information About St. Louis Culpability on Lead Paint

November 13, 2001 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2001 - The United States Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today filed Public Records Requests to determine the culpability of the city of St. Louis and Missouri's government agencies in the context of their legal action against the former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead-based paint. Read More »

Chamber Applauds Milwaukee Council for Deciding Against Lead Paint Suit

September 05, 2000 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 6, 2000 - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform applauded today's decision by the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee postponing a planned lawsuit against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead-based paint. In a 10-7 vote, the Council members elected to postpone plans for the lawsuit, which would have claimed that lead paint manufactured decades ago had harmed city residents. Read More »

Chamber Sues Milwaukee for Stonewalling Lead Paint Records Request

August 15, 2000 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 16, 2000 - The United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform announced today that it has filed suit against the City of Milwaukee to compel compliance with its Open Records request filed last month. The original request was to determine Milwaukee's culpability as the city considered suing former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead-based paint. Read More »