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June 1, 2015

In the News Today – June 1, 2015

The National Law Review notes the importance of the Spokeo v. Robins case, and the U.S. Chamber’s concern over “granting standing to plaintiffs who have not suffered an injury” because it “will open the floodgates to no-injury class actions brought under statutes that authorize a private right of action.” (National Law Review)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers and advocacy groups are increasingly turning to “crowdfunding” to finance their litigation, and the National Law Journal notes ILR’s concerns over litigation financing overall, which “encourages meritless lawsuits and creates conflicts of interest for attorneys.” (National Law Journal)

Illinois’ reputation for “litigation tourism” is bad for the state’s business climate, writes Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorney Mark Behrens. Citing Illinois’ poor ranking in ILR’s “Lawsuit Climate” report, Behrens echoes the themes of ILR’s ongoing public education campaign highlighting Madison County, IL’s reputation as the asbestos litigation capital of America. (Madison-St. Clair Record)

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