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Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, speaking on stage during the 18th annual Legal Reform Summit, held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, on Oct. 25, 2017. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

Wisconsin’s enactment of a groundbreaking law requiring disclosure of litigation funding agreements in state court was a policy win for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a vocal critic of the practice. But the law also came together amid a unique set of circumstances on the ground in Madison, making a national domino effect unlikely for now.

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Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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