On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Wisconsin Senate passed AB 27, Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting (TIPAC), on a bipartisan vote, 23-10 (five Democrats joined all 18 Republicans). This legislation provides greater transparency and oversight when the State of Wisconsin hires private plaintiff attorneys on a contingency fee basis. The bill also imposes caps on attorney’s fees for private plaintiff attorneys hired to represent the state on a contingency fee basis.
U.S. Chamber applauds AB 27 as “Nation’s Strongest Outside Counsel Sunshine Law.” American Tort Reform Association proclaimed to its national audience that the “New Law Will Help Make Wisconsin More Attractive to Employers.”
For more information about AB 27, see WCJC’s legislation webpage.