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  • 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 12, 2017

    The 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable the states' liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Read More

  • Torts of the Future: Addressing the Liability and Regulatory Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Torts of the Future: Addressing the Liability and Regulatory Implications of Emerging Technologies

    March 29, 2017

    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


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  1. Covering the Contractors: The Current State of the Government Contractor Defense

    February 06, 2017 | Research

    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

  2. The ILR Research Review - Winter 2016

    December 28, 2016 | Research

    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

  3. Disconnects & Double-Dipping: The Case for Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Transparency in Virginia

    December 06, 2016 | Research

    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

  4. Big Bucks and Local Lawyers: The Increasing Use of Contingency Fee Lawyers by Local Governments

    October 26, 2016 | Research

    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

  5. The ILR Research Review - Fall 2016

    September 22, 2016 | Research

    This edition of the ILR Research Review offers valuable insights from ILR's latest research on over-criminalization and the challenges of business compliance, over-enforcement, third-party litigation funding in the UK, and asbestos trust claims.... Read More

  6. Enforcement Gone Amok: The Many Faces of Over-Enforcement in the United States

    May 26, 2016 | Research

    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

  7. DOJ's New Threshold for "Cooperation": Challenges Posed by the Yates Memo and USAM Revisions

    May 26, 2016 | Research

    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.... Read More

  8. Before the Flood: An Outline of Oversight Options for Third Party Litigation Funding in England & Wales

    April 18, 2016 | Research

    This paper examines the ethical and practical concerns that are emerging from the significant expansion of third party litigation funding (TPLF) in the UK, and underscores the need for government oversight of the practice.... Read More

  9. Insights & Inconsistencies: Lessons from the Garlock Trust Claims

    February 19, 2016 | Research

    This report analyzes asbestos bankruptcy trust claims forms from the recent Garlock bankruptcy to address patterns of inconsistent and fraudulent claiming from one trust to another.... Read More

  10. The ILR Research Review - Winter 2015

    December 22, 2015 | Research

    This edition of the ILR Research Review offers valuable insights from the latest of ILR's research on state legal climates, data privacy, multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceedings, and trial lawyer marketing.... Read More