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I-LAW: Lawsuit reform needed in Chicago

By Travis Akin | Feb 24, 2015

The race for mayor in Chicago is heating up, and at the center of the debate is the City’s dire financial situation. The Chicago Public Schools alone are staring at a $1.14 billion budget deficit.

Time for City to cut bait on this fishy lawsuit

By Travis Akin | Nov 24, 2014

Turn on the TV midday or late night and you’re likely to see an ad from a personal injury lawyer practically begging you to sue someone. Some of these ads actually feature personal injury lawyers waving wads of cash, hoping to entice someone into joining them in a quest for a big payday.The City of Chicago, facing huge budget deficits and poor planning, has been desperately searching for a new pool

Cook County’s addiction to lawsuit costing region badly-needed jobs

By Travis Akin | Dec 20, 2013

The verdict is and Cook County is one of the worst local jurisdictions in the country for legal fairness, according to the newly-released “Judicial Hellholes” report from the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF).

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