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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"The Worst Places To Get Sued In America"

In an article yesterday, Forbes reports on "The Worst Places to Get Sued in America."  Forbes asked the American Tort Reform Association, which compiles an annual listing of "judicial hellholes," to compile "the worst possible places to be a defendant in particular types of lawsuits":

Hit with a personal-injury lawsuit? Better hope it's not in Starr County, Texas. Class actions? Hopefully you won't find out why John Grisham sets so many legal thrillers in Mississippi. Construction suits? Building's not the only thing booming in Clark County, Nev. And journalists hoping to avoid libel suits may wish to avoid courts in Philadelphia, according to ATRA's report for Forbes.

The report also names Palm Beach County, Florida, as the worst for med-mal suits.   The article quotes extensively from Walter Olson at Overlawyered/Point of Law


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