Federal

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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  1. In the News Today - August 16, 2019

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Lawsuit Lender Faces Lawsuit After Charging "Over 100 Percent" Annual Interest Rate... Read More

  2. Burford Controversy Might "Cool Down The Hype" Around Litigation Funding

    August 15, 2019 | News

    Some legal experts told Law.com the third party litigation funding industry "might not look the same in the aftermath" of the short-selling and accounting controversy that has embroiled industry leader Burford Capital.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - August 14, 2019

    August 14, 2019 | News

    DOJ Compliance Outlooks Reflects "Recognition" Of Robust Compliance Programs... Read More

  4. Biometric Privacy Question Likely Headed To Supreme Court, Lawyer Says

    August 14, 2019 | News

    Questions surrounding the viability of biometric data privacy class action lawsuits are likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer told the Cook County Record. ... Read More

  5. In the News Today - August 13, 2019

    August 13, 2019 | News

    Litigation Funder, Short Seller, Race To Regulator To Urge Probes... Read More

  6. Ninth Circ. Decision "Likely To Make It Easier" To Bring Biometric Lawsuits

    August 13, 2019 | News

    According to Law360, a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit is "likely to make it easier for plaintiffs to prop up" biometric information privacy class actions around the country. ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - August 12, 2019

    August 12, 2019 | News

    "London's Largest Divorce" Offers New Questions About Litigation Funding... Read More

  8. Litigation Funding Back "In The Spotlight" Thanks To Burford Crisis

    August 09, 2019 | News

    The accusations of misleading accounting facing Burford Capital have "raised broader questions" about the litigation funding industry, the Financial Times writes.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 8, 2019

    August 08, 2019 | News

    ILR Releases New Research Detailing Litigation Threat to Louisiana Economy... Read More

  10. Short-seller Alleges Enron-esque Accounting Practices at Industry-Leading Litigation Funder

    August 08, 2019 | News

    Burford Capital, the largest player in the litigation funding industry, is scrambling to respond to short-seller Muddy Waters' scathing report from earlier this week. The report alleges "Enron-esque" accounting practices at Burford, including incomplete portrayals of the value of ongoing funded litigation that did not account for "potentially recovery-killing" developments in the cases concerned, Bloomberg Law reports.... Read More