Institute for Legal Reform

Type: Organization
Name: Institute for Legal Reform
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

In The News Today - August 20, 2014

A divided Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in Wyeth Inc. v. Weeks that brand-name drug makers may be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by generic products that they did not manufacture. The Alabama Supreme Court is the only appellate court in the ... [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit illegally from class-action lawsuits

The intent of the class-action lawsuit was to help speed justice to a whole group, or class, of...Former plaintiffs’ superlawyer Stanley Chesley spent his 50-year career claiming to find justice for millions of his class-action clients, and from these ... [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Rat out Your Employer on Taxes. Win Cash Rewards!

A former employee has filed a lawsuit charging that Vanguard Group, the gigantic ($2 trillion under management) and very successful mutual fund company, provides services to the funds it manages at “artificially low,” “at-cost” prices, which may be beneficial ... [Published Cato Institute - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

Rat Out Your Employer On Taxes. Win Cash Rewards!

Public Domain A former employee has filed a lawsuitcharging that Vanguard Group, the gigantic ($2 trillion undermanagement) and very successful mutual fund company, providesservices to the funds it manages at "artificially low," "at-cost"prices, which ... [Published REASON Online - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Reduced penalties under the False Claims Act proposed

A proposal at a recent Congressional hearing involved altering False Claims Act penalties by reducing the punishment imposed on healthcare organizations that self report violations of the FCA, according to a Bloomberg report.At the hearing, David W. Ogden, ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Crampton Prepares U.S. Chamber ILR Report on Legal Trends in Latin America

SHB Partner William Crampton has prepared a U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) report titled “Following Each Other’s Lead: Law Reform in Latin America” that “reviews some of the significant trends in Latin America that could significantly affect ... [Published Shook Hardy & Bacon - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Reports Cast Wary Eye on Latin American Litigation Reform

Companies doing business in Latin America face an enhanced risk of lawsuit abuse under proposed reforms, according to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. ... [Published Law.com - Newswire - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 4 reports

New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Danger of Lawsuit Abuse in Latin America

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings ... [Published EON Business - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 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 - Jul 30 2014]
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]

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"Anyone with a political ax to grind could use the full force of"
...Not Sen. Grassley. "No matter what we do to deter waste and fraud," he testified, "whistle-blowers are the key to the government finding out about it when it happens. We have to do all we can to protect them from those who resist the role they play."
"We support reexamination of this issue and will work with Congress on smart, commonsense reforms to improve the FCA's role in preventing fraud."
"U SS District Judge Max Cogburn sided with arguments by the legal journal Legal Newsline … citing the public's fundamental right to view documents filed in public courts." (Law360)

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In The News Today - August 20, 2014 [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit i... [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 18 2014]
Rat out Your Employer on Taxes. Win Cash Rewards! [Published Cato Institute - Aug 16 2014]
Civil War Era Is ‘Gone With The Wind’ Causing C... [Published JD Supra - Aug 14 2014]
Rat Out Your Employer On Taxes. Win Cash Rewards! [Published REASON Online - Aug 09 2014]
Rat Out Your Employer On Taxes. Win Cash Rewards! [Published Hit & Run - Aug 09 2014]
Reduced penalties under the False Claims Act pr... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Aug 08 2014]
Crampton Prepares U.S. Chamber ILR Report on Le... [Published Shook Hardy & Bacon - Aug 06 2014]
Reports Cast Wary Eye on Latin American Litigat... [Published Law.com - Newswire - Aug 06 2014]
Reports Cast Wary Eye on Latin American Litigat... [Published National Law Journal - Aug 05 2014]
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published EON Business - Aug 05 2014]
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published EON Consumer - Aug 05 2014]
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Aug 05 2014]
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - Aug 05 2014]
Big Business Launches a New Attack On Whistle B... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 04 2014]
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published EON Business - Jul 30 2014]
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published Scottrade - Jul 30 2014]
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Jul 30 2014]
U.S. Chamber: Congressional Reform of False Cla... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - Jul 30 2014]
Judge sides with Legal Newsline, overturns seal... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - Jul 29 2014]
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]
RSLC Goes In With Developers to Turn Tide in NY... [Published Capital Eye - Jul 03 2014]
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Rat Out Your Employer On Taxes. Win Cash Rewards! [Published Hit & Run - Aug 09 2014]
<p><img alt="Cash" height="225" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/2014_08/CashDollars_PubDomain.JPG?h=225&w=300" title="You can't win if you don't play!|||Public Domain" width="300" style="float: right;"/&gt;A former employee has filed a law ...
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published EON Business - Aug 05 2014]
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings ...
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published EON Consumer - Aug 05 2014]
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings ...
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Aug 05 2014]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings in two ...
New U.S. Chamber Reports Highlight Growing Dang... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - Aug 05 2014]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings in two ...
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