The Director of the watchdog group Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch says every Illinoisan needs to take personal responsibility for improving the judicial climate in the state.  Travis Akin says Madison County has the highest rates of lawsuits per one thousand people in the state, and Illinois’ litigious climate is killing job growth.

Akin tells The Big Z nearly 1,700 asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County in 2013, and a majority had no connection to the county.  In some instances the cases were from out of state.

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Akin asks you to ask your elected representative to support the venue reform he just described.


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