Chamber News

ILR’s “Faces of Lawsuit Abuse”

November 20, 2013, 11:57 pm

The ILR is the branch of the Chamber that spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year launching propaganda campaigns aimed at demonizing trial lawyers and the legal system.


AAJ Statement on BP’s Campaign to Evade Accountability

June 26, 2013, 9:56 am

The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Mary Alice McLarty in response to BP’s latest moves to evade accountability and delay justice for Gulf Coast small business owners:


Supreme Court rules generic-drug makers can't be sued over defects

June 24, 2013, 9:53 am

WASHINGTON -- Americans who are badly hurt by a generic drug may not sue the drug maker for compensation, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, giving manufacturers a shield from liability for the medications taken most commonly in this country.


Number of Civil Jury Trials Declines to New Lows in Texas

June 22, 2013, 10:19 am

DALLAS: Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in 1997 that civil jury trials were headed to extinction.


SCOTUS decides corporations can grant themselves a license to steal and violate the law

June 20, 2013, 6:19 pm

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major blow to consumer, antitrust, employment and civil rights laws.  In a 5-3 decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the Court ruled corporations can use the fine print of contracts to grant themselves a license to steal and violate the law.



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