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Institute for Legal Reform

ILR is the most influential legal reform organization in the country and leads unmatched advocacy initiatives that reach into state, federal, and international arenas and cover a wide breadth of issues.

Institute for Legal Reform

The mission of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is to champion a fair legal system that promotes economic growth and opportunity. An effective legal system is critical to helping customers and business owners.

Goals

  • Repairing our broken class action lawsuit system, such as the recent massive spike in securities class action litigation.
  • Curbing the rising trend of over-enforcement from state and federal actors that engage in irrational, duplicative, and politically motivated enforcement actions.
  • Enacting meaningful legal reforms at the state level, particularly in problematic jurisdictions like Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, and West Virginia.
  • Working within the EU to contain and improve major pending legislation that would expand U.S.-style class actions to Europe.
  • Eliminating the fraud that permeates asbestos litigation.
  • Modernizing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to reflect rapid changes in technology and prevent trial lawyers from using this broad language to file frivolous lawsuits.
  • Fighting against the expansion of the multibillion Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) industry here in the U.S. and globally.
  • Spotlighting the problems when municipalities team up with private attorneys to bring mass and class action lawsuits.

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