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November 18, 2009

Small Businesses Share Stories of Frivolous Lawsuits

Two small business owners and the founder of a nonprofit organization—all targets of abusive lawsuits—are speaking out about their legal ordeals at www.FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org as part of a nationwide public awareness campaign launched today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The new campaign aims to demonstrate how abusive lawsuits affect real people in very real ways.

Two small business owners and the founder of a nonprofit organization—all targets of abusive lawsuits—are speaking out about their legal ordeals at www.FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org as part of a nationwide public awareness campaign launched today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The new campaign aims to demonstrate how abusive lawsuits affect real people in very real ways.

“At a time when we are relying on small businesses to create jobs and help our economy recover, many are being burdened by the weight of abusive, costly lawsuits,” said ILR President Lisa Rickard. According to the Small Business Administration, 52% of lawsuits target small business, the economic engine that creates 64% of America’s jobs.

The campaign, supported by a national television, radio, and online advertising effort and movie theater trailers in targeted cities throughout the country, will run through early 2010.

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