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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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Above the FoldSep 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Judge's gavel on top of $100 bills.

Where Does Your State’s Legal Climate Rank?

South Dakota has the best legal climate, followed by Vermont, Idaho, Minnesota, and New Hampshire.

Above the FoldJul 26, 2017 - 11:00am
The House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol.

House Says, ‘No!’ to CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

The CFPB wants to stop the use of an efficient, cost-effective dispute resolution tool for consumers and businesses.

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.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2017 - 5:15pm

Lawyer Ads Scare People into Stop Taking Their Medicine

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

Above the FoldApr 10, 2017 - 9:00am
"Home privacy" displayed on app on a tablet computer in front of a house.

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.

Above the FoldJan 16, 2017 - 9:00am
The American Growth Agenda

Let's Grow: Ideas to Get Our Economy Moving

Regulatory and tax reforms, updating infrastructure, and expanding trade are only a few ways the Chamber will pursue growth in America.

Above the FoldJan 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
2017 State of American Business address with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue.

Why Faster Economic Growth Must Be America's Top Priority

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue released the American Growth Agenda to accelerate economic growth.

Above the FoldJan 04, 2017 - 4:15pm
Bruce Josten and Tom Donohue

Chamber Snapshots: The Best of 2016

2016 proved to be a busy year in Washington, D.C., and no place experienced that more than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Above the FoldDec 30, 2016 - 3:30pm
2016 as sand art

Above the Fold’s Top Five for 2016

Readers were curious about a variety of public policy issues affecting the business community.

Above the FoldDec 29, 2016 - 3:30pm
Coffee beverages sit on a counter inside a Starbucks.

Coffee, Lip Balm, and Cycling Make the List of the 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016

Too much ice in an iced coffee? Illegal monkey selfie? Legal action over a typo?