Wisconsin is ranked #13 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, which is its highest rank since 2007 and up seven spots since 2017. It improved the most in the key element categories: Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits, Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation, as well as Trial Judges’ Competence.


Wisconsin at a Glance

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  1. Wisconsin Businesses Need Liability Protection

    June 15, 2020 | News

    Across our country, businesses have shut down after the private sector was largely shuttered to address the COVID-19 crisis. While our economy is slowly reopening, the road to recovery will not be easy Bill G. Smith, state director of the Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and president of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, points out in a recent op-ed that ran in Maclver Institute.... Read More

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  5. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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