Wisconsin ranked #20 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, which is consistent with its 2015 position. Wisconsin saw improvements in three of the ten key element categories: having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, discovery, and judges' impartiality. 

Wisconsin at a Glance

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  1. ILR's Faulk: Wisconsin TPLF Law Signals a "Growing Movement"

    April 11, 2018 | News

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Senior Vice President of Legal Reform Initiatives Page Faulk told the ABA Journal Wisconsin's new law that requires disclosure of all third party litigation funding arrangements is "another step in what's become a growing movement."... Read More

  2. LaCroix: It's Time To Talk About Third Party Litigation Funding

    April 06, 2018 | News

    After Wisconsin became the first state to pass a law requiring disclosure of third party litigation funding, D&O Diary's Kevin LaCroix said the "time has come" for debate.... Read More

  3. ILR's Rickard: Hope "Other States Will Follow" Wisconsin's Lead on TPLF

    April 05, 2018 | News

    In an interview with the National Law Journal, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) President Lisa A. Rickard said other states should follow Wisconsin's lead by requiring third party litigation funding disclosure.... Read More

  4. Wisconsin Governor Signs First-in-the-Nation TPLF Transparency Bill

    April 04, 2018 | News

    Gov. Scott Walker yesterday signed a bill that makes Wisconsin the first state in the country to require disclosure of third party litigation funding arrangements, Law360 reports.... Read More

  5. Wisconsin Forward: State Enacts Groundbreaking Litigation Funding Transparency Law

    April 03, 2018 | Blogs

    Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker helped the state live up to its "Forward" motto, and made good on his encouragement to the legislature to "get it done" on legal reform in 2018 by signing AB 773 into law. ... Read More

  6. Wisconsin Legal Reform in Peril

    March 16, 2018 | Blogs

    When Governor Walker addressed Wisconsin legislators on January 30, he urged them to "get it done" on legal reform. He was referring to a comprehensive omnibus reform bill that promised to improve the Badger State's lawsuit climate. That was the bill he wanted to sign. But if the plaintiffs' bar gets its way, it won't even reach his desk. ... Read More

  7. 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

  8. Wisconsin Governor Calls on State Legislators to Pass Major Legal Reform Bill

    January 30, 2018 | News

    Both chambers of the state legislature should heed Gov. Walker's direction and pass a major legal reform legislation as soon as possible.... Read More

  9. Wisconsin Assembly Committee Examines Path Forward on Legal Reform

    January 05, 2018 | News

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  10. Wisconsin Lawmakers Set Sights on a Better Lawsuit Climate

    December 05, 2017 | Blogs

    Where businesses see growth, plaintiffs' lawyers see opportunity. Wisconsin must stay ahead of the curve by continuing to improve its legal climate.... Read More