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Study: Illinois ranked among worst in tort laws and costs

Rob Luke Mar. 11, 2008, 3:23pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The state of Illinois ranked in the bottom five states in terms of tort costs and laws, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute.

Corporate lawsuits fall as economy rises: legal survey

Rob Luke Oct. 16, 2007, 5:00am

NEW YORK -- American companies are dealing with fewer lawsuits overall but rising numbers in different sectors, according to international corporate law firm Fulbright & Jaworski.

Tort system costs amount to more than 2 percent of GDP

Rob Luke Mar. 27, 2007, 12:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The economic cost of lawsuits on the United States economy towers over the amount spent federally on disease prevention and homeland security, according to a study released today.

State legal horizon changing for tobacco makers

Rob Luke Dec. 1, 2006, 3:57am

Oregon Supreme Court America's cigarette industry breathed a sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that threw a high-profile class action case against Philip Morris out of court.