Tennessee ranked #30 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling seven positions from 2015.  

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  1. In the News Today - March 30, 2016

    March 30, 2016 | News and Blog

    A Surge in Dollar Amount of Securities Class Action Settlements: A new report by Cornerstone Research found that the "total dollar value of securities class-action settlements approved last year nearly tripled compared with the previous year, growth largely driven by an uptick in 'mega-settlements' of $100 million or more."... Read More

  2. ILR State Allies Blog Series: Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

    March 29, 2016 | News and Blog

    Tennessee is best known for its barbeque and country music, but the state is home to much more than that. To make sure that the state remains a friendly place for businesses to start and grow, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce works to keep Elvis, not litigation, king.... Read More

  3. Tennessee Joins Ranks of States with Law to Fight Asbestos Fraud

    March 29, 2016 | News and Blog

    Last week, Tennessee joined a growing number of states that have passed laws to combat asbestos fraud. Tennessee's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' - seeking money from multiple asbestos trusts in addition to bringing a lawsuit, all on behalf of the same individual - is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse.... Read More

  4. Add Tennessee, Utah to the Growing List of States Combating Asbestos Fraud

    March 17, 2016 | News and Blog

    Last week, the Tennessee and Utah Legislatures each passed bills designed to stop the growing threat of fraud on asbestos trusts and keep true asbestos victims from being prey to plaintiffs' lawyers. ... Read More

  5. In the News Today - March 11, 2016

    March 11, 2016 | News and Blog

    Where Did All the Federal Mortgage Settlement/Find Money Go? From a new horse barn at the New York State Fair to subsidized email accounts for Delaware police officers, the Wall Street Journal provides an analysis of where the $110 billion in mortgage-related federal settlements and fines paid by big banks has been spent.... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber Applauds Tennessee's Asbestos Fraud Reform Bill, Urges Governor to Sign

    March 10, 2016 | Press Release

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  7. In the News Today - February 10, 2016

    February 10, 2016 | News and Blog

    Lawsuit Lending Regulation Bills Moving in Indiana: "Two bills once again are moving through the Statehouse that would regulate third-party financing of lawsuits. While such measures died in previous sessions, the current bills are getting a better reception because the consumer legal funding industry is learning what can happen when it does not compromise." (The Indiana Lawyer)... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 19, 2016

    January 19, 2016 | News and Blog

    Tennessee Medical Association Seeks Tort Reform Amendment: The Tennessee Medical Association is pushing for an amendment to the state constitution "to add language stipulating that the General Assembly can set caps on noneconomic damages in litigation." (The Commercial Appeal)... Read More

  9. 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

  10. ILR Role in Lawsuit Lending Reform Noted in Story Highlighting TN Victory

    October 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a story highlighting awards given to two Tennessee state legislators for their role in passing a lawsuit lending reform bill in their state, the Insurance Journal highlights the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's role in the national effort to regulate these lenders.... Read More