May 26, 2016 | This paper documents compelling examples of over-enforcement abuses, and offers details of the wide-ranging and interrelated ways government enforcement actions impact American businesses.
May 26, 2016 | This paper examines the recent release of the Yates Memo, changes to the U.S. Attorneys' Manual (USAM), and the complicated landscape for business compliance and cooperation.
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As data breaches are becoming more commonplace, the plaintiffs' bar is engineer a staggering expansion of liability in the areas of privacy and data security. Class action lawyers are pursuing data privacy cases and amassing fortunes even where no one has been harmed. This paper examines the data privacy and security legal landscape, plaintiffs' bar tactics, major cases and settlements, and a suggested framework for reform. Read More »
Torts of the Future examines the emerging technology sectors of autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, private space exploration, the "sharing economy," and the Internet of Things, and assesses the existing regulatory and litigation environments and future liability trends for each. The paper also draws from experience in each area to present guiding principles for addressing the liability and regulatory implications of emerging technologies. Read More »
This paper examines the 'state of play' of collective redress in 10 Member States in the EU and suggests minimum necessary safeguards to prevent litigation abuse taking hold in Europe. Read More »
This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »
This research examines the current state of the government contractor defense, the role of the federal government in litigation against contractors, and some of the questions that still need to be addressed by the courts. Read More »
This edition of the ILR Research Review offers valuable insights from ILR's latest research on the increasing use of contingency fee counsel by local governments, asbestos "double dipping," trends in trial lawyer drug and device advertising, and the public's views on data privacy liability and legal reform issues. Read More »
This report highlights the disconnect between asbestos bankruptcy trust and asbestos personal injury lawsuit systems by examining Garlock and other cases that expose the widespread asbestos trust manipulation and specifically looks at trust claim activity in wrongful death cases in Newport News, Virginia. Read More »
The increasing use of contingency fee counsel by local government entities is a disturbing trend that poses real risks to the fair and impartial administration of justice. Read More »
This paper documents compelling examples of over-enforcement abuses, and offers details of the wide-ranging and interrelated ways government enforcement actions impact American businesses. Read More »