Legal Reform

Every American who has been legitimately wronged deserves his or her day in court.

The U.S. Chamber and its Institute for Legal Reform are working every day to make our legal system faster, simpler, and fairer. We are fighting those who abuse the system for their own personal gain, clog the courts with meritless lawsuits, and undermine our right to due process.

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ArticleJun 05, 2017 - 6:03pm

Deceived by jelly beans, woman files lawsuit against Jelly Belly

Expecting to enjoy the delicious treats that former President Ronald Reagan loved so much, a woman has filed a lawsuit against the Jelly Belly company after she accidentally consumed the company’s Sport Beans product.

ArticleJun 05, 2017 - 5:59pm

OMG: Man sues date for texting during movie

“Bad first date” stories are very common — but what about stories about first dates that end in a lawsuit?

ArticleJun 05, 2017 - 5:53pm

NBA fan sues because Warriors player inujured Spurs star

Some people take sports very seriously.  But perhaps no one takes it more seriously than San Antonio Spurs fan Juan Vasquez.

ArticleMay 31, 2017 - 4:01pm

Stemming the Tide of Hailstorm Lawsuits in Texas

As a lifelong Texan, Cynthia Leal has lived through a lot of hailstorms, but she’ll not soon forget the storm of 2014.

ArticleMay 22, 2017 - 5:26am

Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017: Episode 2

15 Year Old Sues Mom for Confiscating his PhoneIt’s not uncommon for a concerned mother to take certain steps to ensure her child buckles down on schoolwork. That may include taking away television privileges, grounding the kid from going out with friends on the weekend or, these days, confiscating a smartphone.

ArticleApr 24, 2017 - 8:41am

Lawsuits Cost West Virginia

As a West Virginia state legislator, Kayla Kessinger is no stranger to the debate surrounding the state’s business and lawsuit climate.“In order to bring jobs into this state, we have to make West Virginia more competitive,” Kessinger told Faces of Lawsuit Abuse. “And one of the biggest areas where we’re lacking is in tort reform.

Above the FoldApr 10, 2017 - 9:00am
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Torts and Rules Can Stunt Tech Sector Growth

New innovations and technologies are fertile ground for economic growth. They lead to startup companies, job creation, and a rush of capital and investment. But once a technology gets big, it’s never long before government regulators and aggressive trial lawyers swoop in to crash the party.

ArticleApr 05, 2017 - 9:08pm

Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017: Episode 1

“Negligent Handshake” Leads to Lawsuit Between LawyersCall it, perhaps, a handshake disagreement.

ArticleApr 05, 2017 - 7:57am

Massachusetts Man Files Class Action Lawsuit over ‘Fake Butter’

If a restaurant provided you with so-called “fake butter” on your bagel after you ordered real butter — would you simply ask for new bagel, or would you file a costly lawsuit?

ArticleApr 05, 2017 - 7:54am

Woman Sues Restaurant After Falling off Popular Donkey Statue

The donkey statue at El Jalisco restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida is a popular feature for patrons at the Mexican restaurant.