Did you know ILR has its own podcast? Cause for Action debuted in 2019 and has steadily grown its following, with more than 700 downloads and 3,500 listens. Cause for Action covers important legal reform topics to give listeners a deep dive into how the civil justice system impacts consumers and businesses. Check out the top five episodes throughout the past few years, and subscribe to Cause for Action wherever you listen to your podcast.
Nathan Morris, ILR’s senior vice president for legal reform advocacy, talks with Lee Parsley, the general counsel of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, to discuss how “nuclear verdicts”—generally described as jury verdicts worth $10 million or more—affect the trucking industry in Texas. Nathan and Lee also discuss what legislators can do to protect the industry from excessive lawsuits.
This episode dives into ILR’s groundbreaking research, Torts of the Future: Drones. Oriana Senatore, ILR’s senior vice president for research and strategic development, interviews Joshua Turner, one of the paper’s authors and a partner at Wiley Rein LLP. Oriana and Joshua discuss the report’s findings and the future of drones in our courts.
The first episode of Cause for Action discusses the plaintiffs’ bar #1 legislative priority: eliminating arbitration. Economic studies show arbitration is a simpler, faster, and less expensive way for employees and consumers to resolve disputes than litigation.
The episode features ILR President Harold Kim and Victor Schwartz, a legal reform advocate from Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
In the episode of Cause for Action, Matt Webb, ILR’s senior vice president of legal reform policy, speaks with Megan Brown, a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, about recent efforts by states to enact their own “mini” Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) laws. “Mini-TCPA” laws regulate telephone solicitations at the state level. The laws differ from state to state and are sometimes more expansive than the federal TCPA.
The TCPA was signed into law in 1991 to curb the increase of annoying telemarketing practices.
Many people can’t help but chuckle when they hear about someone suing over ice in their iced coffee or seeking millions because a foot-long sub is not a literal foot long, but the reality is these lawsuits are clogging up our courts.
In this episode of Cause for Action, Oriana Senatore interviews Cary Silverman, partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, author of The Food Court: Developments in Litigation Targeting Food And Beverage Marketing. Oriana and Cary go through the report’s findings, including how New York overtook California as the nation’s top Food Court.
6. Bonus: Check Out The Two Cause for Action Award-winning Episodes
In this award-winning episode of Cause for Action, ILR President Harold Kim sits down with Howard University School of Law Dean Danielle Holley-Walker to discuss the importance of diversity in law, the role mentors play for young lawyers, non-traditional barriers diverse law students face, and how ILR’s partnership with Howard Law will connect the next generation of law students with the business community.
In another award-winning episode of Cause for Action, Matt Webb, ILR’s senior vice president of legal reform policy, interviews Mark Brennan, a partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, and Megan Brown, a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, on the latest issues involving TCPA. They discuss a TCPA-related case that was before the U.S. Supreme Court and more.
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