The following letter to the editor by ITLA President Perry J. Browder was published in the Quincy Herald-Whig on Friday, May 6, 2016. Your paper’s recent news coverage (“Business owners hear about lawsuit reform efforts”) failed to mention the real motive behind so-called “lawsuit reform”: profits before people. The article presented a one-sided perspective…LEARN MORE
The following article by Ralph Nader was published in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine. As a law student at Harvard in the 1950s, I heard a professor joke that at the school they contract the law of torts in the morning and distort the law of contracts in the afternoon. We students were supposed…LEARN MORE
Perry J. Browder: Corporate Front Group Presses to Deprive the Disabled, Disfigured and Deceased Of the Chance at Justice in Illinois
Ending Fair Compensation for People Harmed by Corporate Wrongdoing Won’t Bring Businesses or Revenue to Illinois Statement from Illinois Trial Lawyers President Perry J. Browder April 6, 2016 Illinois has its share of problems, as all states do, but so-called “lawsuit abuse” is not one of them. Upending the state’s civil justice systems to bolster…LEARN MORE
Perry J. Browder Counterpoint: No, campaign to warp public understanding of our legal system is about profits before people.
The following was published in the March 2016 Illinois Business Journal. Illinois, like all states, has its share of problems, but so-called “lawsuit abuse” is not one of them. Anecdotes of businesses leaving the state in fear of lawsuits are spread by special interests groups seeking to insulate corporate wrongdoers from responsibility and are…LEARN MORE
Perry J. Browder: Strictly regulating insurance premiums, not curtailing injured workers’ rights, is the key to managing employers’ workers’ compensation costs
The following letter to the editor by ITLA President Perry J. Browder was submitted to the Bloomington Pantagraph and the Decatur Herald-Review in response to an editorial that ran exactly the same in both papers. Two weeks after submission, both papers have refused to run the letter below. This newspaper’s recent editorial (“Reformation of…LEARN MORE