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March 26, 2010
Chamber of Commerce Releases 2010 Lawsuit Climate Survey
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released 2010 Lawsuit Climate Survey which ranks the states with the best and worst legal climates for business. According to the survey, the states with the worst legal climates are California (46th), Alabama (47th), Mississippi (48th), Louisiana (49th), and West Virginia (50th). The states with the best legal climates are Delaware (1st), North Dakota (2nd), Nebraska (3rd), Indiana (4th), and Iowa (5th). The worst local jurisdictions were Chicago/Cook County, Illinois (14%), followed by Los Angeles, California (12%). Check out the interactive map.
Hat tip to Sheila Scheuerman, TortsProf Blog. [JH]