Institute for Legal Reform

Type: Organization
Name: Institute for Legal Reform
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 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 - 5 hours ago]
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 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Halliburton : U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Scaling Back Securities Class Actions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reacted to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund that takes a step toward scaling back meritless securities class actions.The Chamber also urged Congress to do more to protect shareholders ... [Published 4 Traders - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 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 - 1 reports

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Supreme Court Decision Scaling Back Securities Class Actions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today reacted to a decision by the U.S.Supreme Court in HalliburtonCo. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. that takes a step toward scalingback meritless securities class actions. The Chamber also urged Congressto do more to protect ... [Published InvestorPoint.com - 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 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 2 reports

U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Newest Attack On Investor Class Actions Too Much For Even Forbes

A new Delaware law that would restore the rights of stockholders to bring class action lawsuits without fear of having to pay legal costs if they don't win every single part of their legal claim is being slammed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its ... [Published Media Matters for America - Jun 12 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]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 5 reports

U.S. Chamber ‘Faces of Lawsuit Abuse’ Campaign Wins Four Internet Advertising Competition Awards

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) “Faces of Lawsuit Abuse” campaign has won four separate 2014 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The annual awards, now in their 15th year, are produced ... [Published EON Business - Apr 07 2014]

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...Air Wisconsin vs. Hoeper – prediction: Air Wisconsin wins. Correct. Sandifer vs. U S Steel – prediction: “File the employees’ claim under ` "nice try.’” Correct. Lawson vs. FMR – prediction: Too close to call. Incorrect ; Lawson wins. Daimler vs. Bauman – prediction: The Argentinians lose. Correct. BG Group vs. Republic of Argentina – prediction: Too close to call. Incorrect ; Argentinians lose again. Bond vs. U S – prediction: “Libertarians will disagree, but Bond’s conviction is upheld.” Waaay incorrect. Chadborne & Parke v. Troice – prediction: SLUSA applies. Incorrect. Walden v. Fiore – prediction: Ninth Circuit is overturned. Correct. Lexmark vs. Static Controls – prediction:  The Supreme Court narrows standing to competitors. Incorrect. Mississippi ex rel vs. AU Optronics – prediction: Fifth Circuit is reversed. Correct."
"While today's decision inches toward bringing securities law back in line with the ordinary rules for proving fraud cases, much more can and should be done" said Lily Claffee , general counsel of the U S Chamber and executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia said they would have gone further and overturned the 1988 decision. Thomas wrote that "logic, economic realities and our subsequent jurisprudence have undermined the foundations" of that ruling
"It could lead plaintiffs' lawyers to bringing more cases against small- and mid-cap companies, where price impact is easier to show" he said

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Chamber spending tops $40M as election nears [Published The Hill - 5 hours ago]
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]
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - Jun 23 2014]
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published Scottrade - Jun 23 2014]
5 Conservative Media Traps To Avoid During SCOT... [Published Media Matters for America - Jun 22 2014]
Fee-Shifting Bylaws: The Current State of Play [Published Skadden - Jun 20 2014]
The Latino Coalition's Small Business Summit Dr... [Published Cincinnati.com - Jun 18 2014]
The Latino Coalition's Small Business Summit Dr... [Published TickerTech.com - Jun 18 2014]
Businesses Like 'Loser Pays' Option in Delaware [Published Insurance Journal - Jun 16 2014]
Uni Lawsuit Targeting Conservative Prof to Cost... [Published Town Hall - Jun 12 2014]
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Newest Attack On Inv... [Published Media Matters for America - Jun 12 2014]
Meagan Hatcher-Mays: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jun 12 2014]
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Mak... [Published ProfessorBainbridge.com - Jun 10 2014]
U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Louisiana Law ... [Published EON Business - Jun 03 2014]
U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Louisiana Law ... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Jun 03 2014]
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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 ...
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Jun 23 2014]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 limiting contingency ...
U.S. Chamber Commends Signing of Louisiana Outs... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - Jun 23 2014]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 limiting contingency ...
Meagan Hatcher-Mays: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jun 12 2014]
A new Delaware law that would restore the rights of stockholders to bring class action lawsuits without fear of having to pay legal costs if they don't win every single part of their legal claim is being slammed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ...
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