Municipality litigation has become an extremely popular business model for the plaintiffs’ bar in recent years. In March 2019, ILR released a groundbreaking white paper to document the phenomenon and offer solutions, and the latest edition of ILR Briefly provides an update.
Municipality Litigation: A Continuing Threat provides an overview of the basic aspects of municipality litigation, including the factors that are driving these lawsuits, the problems they raise, and recent developments in high-profile cases. Finally, this paper summarizes the various, mainly legislative solutions that state leaders might pursue—and that some have enacted already—to curb municipality litigation.
In addition, ILR released a Cause For Action episode featuring the paper’s authors, Elbert Lin and Trevor Cox, interviewed by Page Faulk, ILR’s senior vice president for legal reform initiatives. They discuss the paper’s findings, the history of municipality litigation and public nuisance, and what can be done to deal with this increasing problem.