The federal government and the states each play an important role in addressing the problem of lawsuit abuse. While for the past several years most legal reform activity has occurred at the state level, with states enacting several effective, high-profile reforms, many important legal reforms have also been enacted and implemented at the federal level. With the changing political landscape, an increase in legal reform action at the federal level can be expected. 

Congress is currently considering a number of important legal reform proposals that would help restore balance to America's civil justice system. These include asbestos litigation reform, mandatory sanctions for filling frivolous litigation, protecting innocent parties from being unfairly or fradulently joines into a lawsuit, class action and multi-district litigation reforms, increased certainty where the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is concerned, and reform of over-broad laws that threaten individuals and business with criminal prosecution absent any criminal intent, among others.

In addition to these proactive legal reform efforts, there is a need to defend against efforts by the plaintiffs’ bar to expand liability in Congress, federal courts, and regulatory agencies.

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    June 14, 2019 | News

    NPR's Marketplace documents the process by which trial lawyers find cases through what one law professor called "referral mills."... Read More

  2. Prop. 65 Lawsuits "Benefit Lawyers More Than Consumers," Group Says

    June 13, 2019 | News

    The president of the Civil Justice Association of California said lawsuits under the state's Proposition 65 law "benefit lawyers more than consumers," the Northern California Record reports.... Read More

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    June 12, 2019 | News

    "Chubb Sounds Securities Litigation Alarm, Calls for Reform"... Read More

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    June 11, 2019 | News

    Lawyers Shut Out Of Fees Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Weigh In... Read More

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    June 11, 2019 | News

    A new report released by the Chubb insurance company found that 61 percent of the costs of merger and acquisition securities litigation went to lawyers, rather than shareholders.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - June 10, 2019

    June 10, 2019 | News

    WSJ Editorial Calls For Sunshine On Special Interest-Funded Attorneys... Read More

  7. "We Still Don't Know" What Can And Can't Be Used, Says TCPA Lawyer

    June 10, 2019 | News

    Though the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently gave companies expanded power to block unwanted calls, the lack of clarity on what does and does not constitute an illegal autodialer makes compliance difficult, The Wall Street Journal reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - June 7, 2019

    June 07, 2019 | News

    NYC Bar Won't Make TPLF Comments Public... Read More

  9. Ninth Circuit Reverses What Was Once A "Major Blow" to Multi-State Class Actions

    June 07, 2019 | News

    In a split 2-1 decision, an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit reversed a 2018 decision that caused alarm for lawyers on both sides of the bar. ... Read More

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    June 06, 2019 | News

    Panel Asks: Has the ALI Drifted From Its Mission?: ... Read More