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Are US-Style Class Actions Coming to the UK?
For the past few years, plaintiffs’ lawyers and litigation funders have set their sights on bringing the worst parts of the US lawsuit system to countries like Australia, Korea, the EU, and the UK. This troubling trend is especially problematic in the United Kingdom, which is seeing a rapid increase in massive lawsuits against the business community.
In this episode of Cause for Action, ILR President Harold Kim takes a virtual trip across the pond to discuss a recent and troubling UK Supreme Court decision that could open the litigation floodgates to US-style class actions in that country. Harold's guest is Kenny Henderson, one of the premier defense lawyers in the UK and throughout Europe.
The Rise of Nuclear Verdicts
Nuclear verdicts might sound ominous or apocalyptic, but it's an alarming trend in our civil justice system. Nuclear verdicts are jury verdicts that generally exceed $10 million. These verdicts are now rising into the billions of dollars with no sign of slowing down.
In this episode, Institute for Legal Reform President Harold Kim interviews Robert Tyson, the founding and strategic partner of Tyson & Mendes bases in San Diego, Ca. Not only is Bob an incredibly skilled and successful lawyer, but he also wrote the first-ever book for defense counsel on how to avoid nuclear verdicts called "Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice for All."
Harold and Bob discuss what nuclear verdicts, what defense counsel can do to avoid them, and what drove Bob to write his book.
Map a Policy Path with Oriana Senatore and Megan Brown
Today, data-driven innovation means our lives are easier, faster, and more connected. But with these advances come questions. How can we reap those benefits and still trust that our personal information is being protected? And what role do businesses and governments play?
In this episode, Oriana Senatore, Senior Vice President of Policy and Research at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform interviews Megan Brown, a Partner at Wiley and well-known expert in the legal privacy and technology field, on commonsense ideas for state privacy legislation.
Deep Dive with Harold Kim and Shira Rawlinson
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform champions a fair legal system that promotes economic growth and opportunity. From shining a spotlight on third party litigation funding to sounding the alarm on the problems of trial lawyer advertising, ILR has been on the frontlines of the legal reform community. On Jan. 1, 2020, Harold Kim took the reins as president of the organization.
In the episode, ILR's Senior Director of Communications Shira Rawlinson sits down with Harold to learn a little bit about the person tasked with leading ILR in 2020 and beyond.
Over-Enforcement Under Pressure
Every day, companies must navigate a complex maze of rules on how to do business. The stakes are high because if the rules aren’t clear, one misstep can have serious consequences. It’s up to government agencies, like the Department of Justice, to use their enforcement powers fairly, and to provide the guidance necessary for companies to stay on the right side of the law.
Previously, the DOJ has been criticized for being overly aggressive when it comes to corporate compliance. But in the last couple of years, the DOJ has made important reforms designed to promote both compliance and the rule of law.
In this episode, ILR’s executive vice president, John Abegg, sits down with former Deputy Attorney General David Ogden to discuss the over-criminalizing of American enterprise, what companies can do to stay on the right side of the law, and why a lawyer should still be the first call if a company makes a mistake
How Courtrooms are Turned into Casinos
ILR SVP Legal Reform Initiatives Page Faulk interviews Skadden Arps Partner John Beisner on third party litigation funding (TPLF) and asks, “Do we really want our courtrooms turned into casinos?” John and Page discuss t the fundamentals of TPLF, the ethical and regulatory concerns and why disclosure of TPLF arrangements in civil cases is so important. They also discuss the latest developments at the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, in Congress and the states as well as where the disclosure debate is going.
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Mr. Kim does a wonderful job addressing legal topics that impact the business community in a way that is thought-provoking and insightful. I came away feeling very informed on important subject matters that often go overlooked. I HIGHLY recommend this podcast!