Friday, June 4, 2010
The Pacific Research Institute has released its 2010 U.S. Tort Liability Index, which ranks the states' "tort climate." According to the press release, the "best" tort climates are (in order) Alaska, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Dakota, North Dakota, Maine, Idaho, Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa. The "worst" tort climates are (in order) New Jersey, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Montana, Michigan, Connecticut, and California.