llinois is ranked sixth-worst in the country for legal fairness and home to multiple “Judicial Hellholes,” yet state legislators will end the legislative session this week without having addressed the state’s continuing lawsuit abuse epidemic.
Neighboring and nearby states like Wisconsin and Minnesota have recently enacted meaningful lawsuit reforms legislation to make their states more friendly to job growth, not lawsuit growth, and by continuing to ignore this issue, Illinois legislative leaders have allowed Illinois to fall further behind other Midwestern states.
As part of the ongoing “Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits” public education tour throughout Illinois, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) held an event in the Capitol yesterday with supportive legislators, some of whom recorded video testimonials explaining the need for lawsuit reform in Illinois as a means of bringing jobs and opportunities back to our state.
These legislators agree that enacting common sense lawsuit reforms will restore fairness to Illinois courts and create badly-needed jobs in our state. I-LAW’s goal is to use the “Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits” tour to educate the public about the continuing lawsuit abuse problem in Illinois and build a grassroots groundswell for reform.
The videos with the legislators who participated in this week’s event at the Capitol are posted on I-LAW’s Facebook page, and more information about I-LAW’s “Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits” tour can be found at www.ILLawsuitAbuseWatch.org.