Entries by Eric Schuller

Indiana Consumers Lose, Large Insurance Companies Win as Key House Committee attempts to Regulate Consumer Legal Funding out of Existence

Indiana Consumers Lose, Large Insurance Companies Win as Key House Committee attempts to Regulate Consumer Legal Funding out of Existence                                                                                                                                                 Indianapolis, Indiana — A leading organization representing the consumer legal funding industry today said legislation approved Wednesday by the House Insurance Committee will handcuff the consumer legal funding industry through a series of anti-free-market […]

A Plan in Mississippi Designed to leave Consumers Once Again at the Mercy of Big Insurance Executives?

If it were up to big insurance companies, such as State Farm, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business of consumer legal funding wouldn’t exist in Mississippi.  When consumer legal funding began providing services in Mississippi, consumers finally had an alternative to cowering to big insurance company’s delay tactics and low-ball settlement offers for […]

Tennessee Senate Misfires on Legislation Aimed at Eliminating the Business of Consumer Legal Funding.

Tennessee Senate Misfires on Legislation Aimed at Eliminating the Business of Consumer Legal Funding.  Yesterday the Tennessee Senate passed SB-1360, a bill that if enacted would implement devastating rate cap or price control measures on the consumer legal funding industry and begin the process of driving the business out of the state for good.  While […]

Justice Brandeis once said “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” – Maybe the U.S. Chamber should pay attention to his words

After remaining silent for years on the subject of consumer legal funding, why is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which describes itself as an organization devoted to free enterprise, aggressively using all of its might to regulate consumer legal funding out of business? Simple.  In 2012, Ed Rust, CEO of State Farm Insurance, became Chairman […]

When Insurance Companies are Absent, Consumer Legal Funding is Helping Everyday Georgians During Trying Times

Over the past couple decades, insurance companies have increased their aggressive tactics of delaying their own customer’s settlements over injury claim payments.  This tactic is used as a tool for large insurance companies in the hopes a claimant will be forced to settle for far less than a fair market value for their injury claims.  […]

While Big Insurance Continues to Disregard Consumers in Alabama, Consumer Legal Funding Continues to Help Those Who Need a Little Boost.

For far too long, big insurance companies have been preying on financially desperate consumers in Alabama to help pad their billion dollar ledger sheets. By delaying the settlement process for automobile claims, big insurance increases their chances of settling with a consumer for pennies compared to the fair market value of an injury claim.  It […]

Enough is enough: Stop Leaving South Carolina Consumers in the Cold

The U.S. Chamber and Big Insurance: Leaving South Carolina Consumers in the Cold If it were up to big insurance companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, consumer legal funding would just disappear in South Carolina.  When consumer legal funding began providing services in the Palmetto State, consumers had an alternative to big insurance companies’ […]

Consumer Legal Funding is Keeping Families Moving Forward in Louisiana

Whether it is Patricia from Bogalusa, Kenneth from Gretna, or Thomas from Denham Springs, one thing is for certain, these Louisianans have been affected by a terrible accident and have sought the help of a consumer legal funding company. Consumer legal funding helps thousands of people and families across Louisiana cope with debilitating injuries, caused […]

Is the US Chamber truly an honest player in the legislative process?

Cornell Study Highlights Flaws of Chamber’s Survey of State Liability Theodore Eisenberg, a Professor at Cornell Law School, in a 2009 study, questioned the validity of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Survey of State Liability.  The study, which was entitled, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Liability Survey: Inaccurate, Unfair, and Bad for Business , hits hard […]