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New 'Judicial Hellholes' report confirms Illinois needs lawsuit reform

Travis Akin Dec. 21, 2015, 8:58am

Christmas comes but once a year for most of us, but for the personal injury lawyers who have turned the Madison County courthouse into their own personally profiable playground, it’s Christmas every day.

Stool lawsuit says a lot about Madison County

Travis Akin Nov. 13, 2015, 8:13am

Most people, if they sat on a small stool and it collapsed, would get up, brush themselves off and maybe return the stool for a new one.

Lawsuit reforms proposed by Governor Rauner will create jobs in Illinois

Travis Akin Jun. 1, 2015, 6:07am


Lawsuit reforms proposed by Governor Rauner will create jobs in Illinois

Travis Akin May 6, 2015, 7:05am


New site chronicles asbestos litigation abuse

Travis Akin Mar. 16, 2015, 2:02pm


Illinois needs lawsuit reforms

Travis Akin Feb. 5, 2015, 10:35am

AkinThe state of the State of Illinois is bleak. The combination of high taxes, over regulation and lawsuit abuse have created an exodus of jobs and opportunities from the Land of Lincoln to other states with a more friendly business climate. Governor Bruce Rauner wants to change course and make Illinois a destination for jobs and opportunities. The Governor rightly made lawsuit a priority in his State

Madison County remains one of nation’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes'

Travis Akin Dec. 23, 2014, 3:07pm


Personal injury lawyers are targeting Madison County courts

Travis Akin Dec. 16, 2014, 6:58am


Legislature gives ultimate Christmas gift to personal injury lawyers

Travis Akin Dec. 9, 2014, 12:46pm


Rauner can help Illinois stop creating lawsuits and start creating jobs

Travis Akin Nov. 24, 2014, 7:31am

AkinThe election of Bruce Rauner as governor of Illinois will bring many changes to our state. Governor-elect Rauner has promised to “shake up Springfield,” and one area that definitely needs “shaking up” is the state’s notoriously unfair lawsuit climate, which attracts personal injury lawyers and lawsuits from all over the country, which consequently keeps jobs from being created here. Illinois has

As voters, we get to be the judge on November 4th

Travis Akin Nov. 1, 2014, 11:59am


Personal injury lawyers spending big in judicial races

Travis Akin Oct. 30, 2014, 6:52am


Lawsuit reform would help Illinois avoid a failing grade for business

Travis Akin Jul. 17, 2014, 10:34am


Lawmakers can’t afford to keep ignoring lawsuit reform

Travis Akin Jun. 12, 2014, 8:41am


Illinois needs lawsuit reform

Travis Akin May 20, 2014, 8:17am

AkinThe spring legislative session is wrapping up and once again lawsuit reform legislation has been left to wither on the vine. Instead of implementing meaning lawsuit reforms and other pro-jobs initiatives, Illinois lawmakers are debating whether or not to make the 67 percent income tax hike permanent. Contrast this to states such as Wisconsin and Indiana. These states have all made lawsuit reform

Stop the 'lawsuit loan sharks'

Travis Akin Mar. 24, 2014, 2:21pm


Tell your legislators to create jobs, not lawsuits

Travis Akin Feb. 6, 2014, 9:32am


Metro-East’s status as one of the nation’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes' costs jobs

Travis Akin Dec. 17, 2013, 11:33am


Message to new asbestos judge: Madison County needs more jobs, not more lawsuits

Travis Akin Nov. 5, 2013, 6:31am


Stopping lawsuit abuse starts with you

Travis Akin Oct. 5, 2013, 10:16am

AkinEvery year during the month of October, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch sets aside a week dedicated to creating public awareness about the very serious issue of lawsuit abuse in Illinois. “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” is an opportunity to educate citizens about the tremendous economic and social cost we all pay as the result of personal injury lawyers who game the state’s legal system to try to hit