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Virginia Fares Well In U.S. Chamber Survey Of State Tort Liability Systems. California, Not So Much.

Published by on September 12, 2012

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has released the results of its annual survey of state tort liability systems.  The report itself can be found here.  More after the break. According to the study, “The final results are based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or […]

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has released the results of its annual survey of state tort liability systems.  The report itself can be found here.  More after the break.

According to the study,

“The final results are based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who are knowledgeable about litigation matters at public and private companies with annual revenues of at least $100 million.”

Some highlights include:

  • Virginia is ranked #7 for best liability systems 2010-2012 and #3 for the perception of judge’s competence.
  • The top five states are :   Delaware, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota and Kansas
  • The bottom five states are:  West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, California and Illinois
  • The cities/counties with the least fair litigation environment are:  Chicago/Cook County, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • California was also ranked #1 as the worst treatment of class action lawsuits.

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