Michigan

Michigan is ranked #22 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Although the state is ranked in the top half of the country overall, Detroit is one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.  

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  1. Plaintiffs' Firms Tussle Over Flint Water Crisis Litigation

    April 12, 2018 | News

    Nationally known plaintiffs' firms Cohen Milstein and Napoli Shkolnik have each asked a federal judge to remove the other from their positions in litigation over the Flint water crisis, Forbes Legal Newsline reports. ... Read More

  2. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - May 18, 2017

    May 18, 2017 | News and Blog

    House Bill 1774, a piece of legislation aimed at ending abusive and frivolous hailstorm litigation, is now on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The Institute for Legal Reform issued a statement "applauding the Texas legislature for prioritizing legal reform" and urged Gov. Abbott to sign the legislation swiftly.... Read More

  4. Michigan Endowment to Invest in Litigation Funding

    February 15, 2017 | News and Blog

    The University of Michigan plans to invest $50 million with a fund co-founded by Boaz Weinstein and Lee Drucker that specializes in litigation strategy. ... Read More

  5. Legal Reform Summit Awards Presentation

    October 27, 2016 | Video | Watch

  6. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More

  7. Delaware Court Dismisses GM Defect Shareholder Suit

    July 07, 2015 | News and Blog

    Delaware Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock dismissed a shareholder lawsuit against General Motors Co. over last year's ignition switch recalls, signaling a positive outlook for the company as it stares down hundreds more cases in connection with the recalls.... Read More

  8. In The News Today - June 13, 2014

    June 13, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Michigan Supreme Court this week "nixed" a state false claim lawsuit against several pharmacy companies, which claimed that the companies "overcharged Medicaid" for generic prescription drugs.... Read More

  9. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  10. ILR Exposes Michigan Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

    August 01, 2007 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Michigan's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, which has voted to call itself the Michigan Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name.... Read More