Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch News

Lawmakers still have time to pass lawsuit reform

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | May 14, 2018

Illinois stands alone in the Midwest, stubbornly clinging to the tired, arcane economic policies that are driving droves and droves of people out of the Land of Lincoln.

More bad news for Illinois

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Sep 13, 2017

It seems as though whenever there is a list of state rankings, the news is seldom good for the State of Illinois. In fact, it is usually just the opposite.

'Show Me State' shows Illinois the way on lawsuit reform

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Jun 27, 2017

It is tale of two states – the “Show Me State” and the “Sue Me State.”

New report confirms need for lawsuit reforms in Illinois

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Apr 25, 2017

It should not come as any surprise but personal injury lawyers have found a new way to game the system in Illinois.

'Show Me' state is showing Illinois the path to economic growth

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Feb 16, 2017

The recent “Judicial Hellholes” report from the American Tort Reform Foundation ranked the City of St. Louis the worst “Judicial Hellhole” in the country.

New report confirms need for lawsuit reform in Illinois

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Dec 20, 2016

While many Illinois businesses continue to struggle, a new recently released report shows the lawsuit industry is alive and well in Illinois.

Voters are fed up with judges and personal injury lawyers who ‘Game the System’

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Dec 6, 2016

The 2016 Election is over and voters have rendered their verdicts and shown they want judges and legislators who will stand up to the personal injury lawyers and stop lawsuit abuse in Illinois.

Good judges matter

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Nov 1, 2016

When we turn on the radio, turn on our televisions and even log into our social media accounts, we are bombarded with political advertising.

Judges – and voters -- have power to stop lawsuit abuse

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Jul 21, 2016

The yearlong budget battle in Springfield ended last month with a truce, as legislative leaders and Governor Rauner agreed to a six-month stopgap budget.

Illinois has become a national punch line

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | May 25, 2016

Chief Executive Magazine just came out with a report ranking Illinois the third worst state in the nation for business.

Rauner’s lawsuit reforms will create jobs in Illinois

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Feb 11, 2016

By standing up to the personal injury lawyers and passing common sense lawsuit reforms, legislators will restore fairness to Illinois courts, stop lawsuit abuse, create jobs, and put money back in consumers’ pockets.

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