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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Agency Goes Rogue on Arbitration Rule

After two years of waiting, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its anti-arbitration rule last week.

ArticleJul 14, 2017 - 1:47pm

‘Time Clock’ Lawsuit Filed Against Starbucks

Less than four minutes. That’s how long Starbucks estimates it takes for one of its employees to log out and lock up the store each day at closing.

Press ReleaseJul 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber: CFPB Arbitration Rule is Prime Example of Agency Gone Rogue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), and David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the U.S.

ArticleJul 05, 2017 - 9:03am

Lawsuit from Hell? Metal band members sue ‘satanic’ lead singer, revealing identities to the world

Many people who have been through the experience of a lawsuit might describe the experience as “hell.” But for one particular lawsuit, that description takes on a whole new meaning.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2017 - 5:15pm

Lawyer Ads Scare People into Stop Taking Their Medicine

"Medical Alert!" commercials have a bad side effect.

LetterJun 23, 2017 - 7:45am

Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising

This letter, and the two attachments, were sent to the members of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice in advance of the Subcommittee holding a hearing today entitled “Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising.”

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 injured Spurs star

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

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.