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November 11, 2016

ILR President Lisa Rickard Predicts More Action in Congress by Business Community to Advance Legal Reforms

The National Law Journal writes on the “cautious optimism” of tort reform groups when it comes to the future legislative and regulatory efforts of president-elect Trump and Congress.

Lisa Rickard, president of the Institute for Legal Reform, predicts there will be “more activity and more actions in the Congress by the business community to try to advance much-needed reforms where you’ve got the plaintiffs lawyers really abusing the civil justice process, especially with regard to asbestos litigation and class actions.”

Reforms highlighted by Rickard include requiring plaintiffs’ attorneys to disclose litigation financing contracts, creating a federal law on data breaches, reversing rules that restrict arbitration, and reforms to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

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