December 13, 2006
American Tort Reform Association Names its Judicial Hellholes
The American Tort Reform Associationtoday released its annual Judicial Hellholes® report, which is intended to highlight the worst jurisdictions in America in which to face a lawsuit. The report named West Virginia, South Florida, Southeast Texas, and three counties in Illinois as "Judicial Hellholes." The report's Watchlist includes Miller County, Arkansas; Los Angeles County, California; San Francisco, California;Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Orleans Parish, Louisiana; and Delaware According to the ATRA president, Sherman Joyce, the hellholes "are places where judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally against defendants, in civil lawsuits." He said that the top six hellholes are in states that have adopted significant tort reforms, but where "a handful of judges are either ignoring those reforms or otherwise abusing their discretion to distort cases in favor of plaintiffs."
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