Institute for Legal Reform

Type: Organization
Name: Institute for Legal Reform
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Claims Act Enforcement Needed

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today urging Congress to reform aspects of the False Claims Act (FCA): “The FCA is an important tool, ... [Published EON Business - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Governor Chris Christie to Keynote ILR's Legal Reform Summit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform announced today that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver a keynote address at the 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the U.S. Chamber headquarters in Washington, D.C ... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Media Highlights Transparency Ruling in Garlock Case

Yesterday, we reported about a federal judge's ruling that "evidence of alleged fraud" on the part of asbestos attorneys in the Garlock case should not have been sealed. That ruling was in response to a motion filed by Legal Newsline "to keep the bankruptcy ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

First Test of Delaware Fee-Shifting Ruling Heats Up

Earlier this month, Hemispherx BioPharma Inc. adopted a corporate bylaw that would force the plaintiffs' in a pending shareholder lawsuit against the company to "cover the company's legal frees if they didn't win the suit.This will be the first test of ... [Published Noodls - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Chamber spending tops $40M as election nears

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $40 million on advocacy in the first half of 2014 as it stepped up its involvement in the midterm elections.The powerhouse business lobby spent $21.6 million on advocacy efforts in the second quarter, which ... [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Delaware Delays Consideration of Proposed Prohibition on Fee-Shifting Bylaws for Delaware Stock Corporations

As noted in our prior alert,1 the Delaware General Assembly (DGA) was recently presented with proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) that would prohibit the adoption of a fee-shifting provision by Delaware stock corporations ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

TPLF Transparency: A Proposed Amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

by Lisa A. RickardPresident, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal ReformIf Third Party Litigation Financing (TPLF) is to be part of our legal system,That was the theme of a letter submitted by me, along with leaders of several other business and legal groups, ... [Published Noodls - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

RSLC Goes In With Developers to Turn Tide in NY State Senate

A version of this story was co-posted on Urbanalia . Ed Gillespie, former head of the RSLC and now a candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber) In New York state, legislative politics are more than a little counterintuitive. ... [Published Capital Eye - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 3 reports

Companies fighting investor suits can defeat class action with stock-price evidence, SCOTUS says

U.S. Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to fight certification of securities-fraud class actions that allege corporate misstatements caused a loss in stock prices.At issue in the case was a rebuttable presumption ... [Published ABA Journal - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 4 reports

U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today regarding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing of House Bill 799 promoting transparency and ... [Published EON Business - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 3 reports

U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Louisiana Law to Curb ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Abuses

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today regarding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing of Senate Bill 667 to curb “legacy lawsuit” ... [Published EON Business - Jun 03 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 3 reports

U.S. Chamber Commends Senate Introduction of Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement regarding the introduction of the “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2014” (S. 2319) ... [Published EON Business - May 13 2014]

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"The FCA is an important tool, but in an era of exploding government regulations, it needs to be updated. To be effective, the FCA should be upgraded to focus more on preventing fraud from happening in the first place, rather than solely relying on after-the-fact litigation."
...That ruling was in response to a motion filed by Legal Newsline "to keep the bankruptcy estimation trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies open to the public."
"I think litigation funding's a good thing. It increases access to justice, and it's very straightforward."

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Judge sides with Legal Newsline, overturns seal... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - 23 hours ago]
Governor Chris Christie to Keynote ILR's Legal ... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
Legal Newsline scores big win for asbestos tran... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 26 2014]
Media Highlights Transparency Ruling in Garlock... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
Road to courts paved with gold, but there's a c... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 25 2014]
U.S. judge strikes sealing order over Garlock a... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jul 24 2014]
First Test of Delaware Fee-Shifting Ruling Heat... [Published Noodls - Jul 23 2014]
Chamber spending tops $40M as election nears [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
2014 Amendments to the Delaware General Corpora... [Published Dorsey & Whitney LLP - Jul 21 2014]
Too poor to sue? Here's help, but maybe not for... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Jul 21 2014]
Delaware Delays Consideration of Proposed Prohi... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 08 2014]
TPLF Transparency: A Proposed Amendment to the ... [Published Noodls - Jul 07 2014]
RSLC Goes In With Developers to Turn Tide in NY... [Published Capital Eye - Jul 03 2014]
Roberts, Kennedy Emerge As Designated Adults Am... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 30 2014]
Delaware delays consideration of proposed prohi... [Published Lexology - Jun 26 2014]
Halliburton : U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues S... [Published 4 Traders - Jun 25 2014]
Delaware Delays Consideration of Proposed Prohi... [Published Andrews Kurth - Jun 24 2014]
Supreme Court Leaves Fraud On Market Intact, Ma... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 23 2014]
Companies fighting investor suits can defeat cl... [Published ABA Journal - Jun 23 2014]
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Supreme C... [Published InvestorPoint.com - Jun 23 2014]
High Court curbs shareholder class-action suits [Published Columbus - Jun 23 2014]
UPDATE 2-U.S. top court adds limit to securitie... [Published CNBC - Jun 23 2014]
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published EON Business - Jun 23 2014]
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Jun 23 2014]
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U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published EON Business - 4 hours ago]
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today urging Congress to reform aspects of the False Claims Act (FCA): “The FCA is an important tool, ...
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - 4 hours ago]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today urging Congress to reform aspects of the False Claims Act (FCA): “The FCA is an important tool, but in an ...
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - 4 hours ago]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today urging Congress to reform aspects of the False Claims Act (FCA): “The FCA is an important tool, but in an ...
RSLC Goes In With Developers to Turn Tide in NY... [Published Capital Eye - Jul 03 2014]
A version of this story was co-posted on Urbanalia . Ed Gillespie, former head of the RSLC and now a candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber) In New York state, legislative politics are more than a little counterintuitive. ...
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published EON Business - Jun 23 2014]
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today regarding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing of House Bill 799 promoting transparency and ...
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