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Study: Illinois ranked among worst in tort laws and costs

By Rob Luke | Mar 11, 2008

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

By Rob Luke | Oct 16, 2007

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

By Rob Luke | Mar 27, 2007

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

By Rob Luke | Dec 1, 2006

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.

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