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ILR’s cutting-edge research program examines the most pressing civil justice issues facing legal systems across the world. These papers by some of the world’s foremost legal experts offer potential solutions for a fairer legal system.

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ILR Briefly: Courting Confusion: Federal Securities Class Actions Don't Belong in State Courts

The U.S. securities litigation system is being actively exploited by plaintiffs’ lawyers, who routinely force investors to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in unjustified litigation and…

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Third Party Litigation Financing in Australia: Class Actions, Conflicts and Controversy
Fixing the False Claims Act: The Case for Compliance-Focused Reforms
The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts: Alternatives to State Qui Tam Statutes
A Roadmap for Reform: Lessons from Eight Years of the Class Action Reform Act
Should State Law Rule the World? A Call for Caution in Applying State Law in Transnational Tort Cases
Taming Tort Tourism: The Case for a Federal Solution to Foreign Judgment Recognition
Improving the Environment for Business in Australia
Frequent Filers: Repeat Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation
Privatizing Public Enforcement: The Legal, Ethical and Due-Process Implications of Contingency-Fee Arrangements in the Public Sector
International Comparisons of Litigation Costs: Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States
Land Rush: The Latest Legal Frontier of Unclaimed Property Enforcement and Litigation
Stopping the Sale on Lawsuits: A Proposal to Regulate Third-Party Investments in Litigation
The Trial Lawyers' New Merger Tax: Corporate Mergers and the Mega Million-Dollar Litigation Toll on Our Economy
Federalism, The Framers, and Federal Legal Reform: Setting the Record Straight
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