Illinois Civil Justice League

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The Illinois Civil Justice League is a group representing businesses that says its mission is to "work for fairness in the Illinois civil justice system."[1] The group advocates a "tort reform" agenda, which it calls "civil justice reform." The ICJL has a political action committee called JUSTPAC, which supports candidates that support "tort reform," -- placing limits on peoples' access to the courts for harms caused by corporations. The group's membership consists mostly of big businesses, including the Illinois Hospital Association, the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, the Retail Merchants Association, Caterpillar Inc, Motorola, State Farm Insurance, CNA Insurance, Deere and Company, Brunswick, Allstate Insurance, and Kraft General Foods, and the Illinois Farm Bureau.[2]

The president of the ICJL is Ed Murnane. He became President of the Illinois Civil Justice League early in 1993 after serving four years in the Reagan and Bush Administrations. Murnane managed the successful Illinois campaign for George Bush (the father) in Illinois in 1988 and held senior management positions in the Reagan campaigns in 1976, 1980 and 1984.[3] In 2009, Murnane became chair of the American Tort Reform Association.[4]

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Illinois Civil Justice League
P.O. Box 308
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0308

Phone: 847.222.9673
847.890.6123 FAX


  1. Illinois Civil Justice League About, organizational website, accessed January 25, 2012
  2. Illinois Civil Justice League History, organizational website accessed January 25, 2012
  3. Illinois Civil Justice League Staff-Edward D. Murnane, President, organizational website, accessed January 25, 2012
  4. American Tort Reform Association ATRA Names New Chairman, Press release, April 2, 2009