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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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TestimonyJul 12, 2016 - 3:00pm

ILR Testimony for July 12 House Judiciary Executive Overreach Task Force Hearing

Testimony being given on behalf of ILR by former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey before the House Judiciary Committee's Executive Overreach Task Force.

TestimonyApr 28, 2016 - 10:00am

ILR/U.S. Chamber Testimony on DOJ Slush Funds

Attached is the final version of the Chamber’s/ILR’s testimony submitted in advance of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Administrative Law’s Thursday hearing on enforcement slush funds (practice of DOJ using lawsuit settlements to funnel money to outside third party groups).

TestimonySep 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Testimony on Fraudulent Joinder by Cary Silverman

Testimony being provided by Cary Silverman, a partner at Shook Hardy, on behalf of ILR and the Chamber dealing with the issue of fraudulent joinder in civil litigation. The testimony is for a hearing scheduled for Tuesday September 29th before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

TestimonyApr 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

John Beisner of Skadden Testimony on Class Action Litigation Hearing

John Beisner of Skadden is testifying on behalf of the U.S. Chamber and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform at April 29 House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing on H.R. 1927, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015.”

TestimonyFeb 25, 2015 - 5:45pm

ILR Testimony Before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown is testifying on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform at the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing on the state of class actions ten years after the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act on Friday, February 27.

TestimonyFeb 11, 2015 - 5:30pm

Chamber Statement for the Record on Settlement Practices and Enforcement Slush Funds

This statement for the record on Settlement Practices and Enforcement Slush Funds was sent to the House Judiciary committee.

TestimonyMar 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

Testimony on "Examination of Litigation Abuses"

To:  Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives From:  John H. Beisner On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

TestimonyFeb 01, 2012 - 7:00pm

Testimony on Contingent Fees and Conflicts of Interest in State AG Enforcement of Federal Law

To: Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary United States House of RepresentativesFrom: Honorable Bill McCollum On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform