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Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 Lawsuit Climate Report

The Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform has released the 2012 Lawsuit Climate Report.  The report surveys in-house general counsel, and senior attorneys at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues about their perceptions of the states' tort systems.  According to the report, "[t]he worst jurisdiction was Chicago/Cook County, Illinois (17%), followed by Los Angeles, California (16%), the state of California in general (9%), San Francisco, California (9%), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8%)."

A pdf of the report is also available.


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It's a survey entirely of defendants' in-house counsel and yet "half of all senior attorneys (49%) view the fairness and reasonableness of state court liability systems in America as excellent or pretty good." Can there be any better evidence that "tort reform" has gone too far in denying plaintiffs' relief than to note that *half* of all the target defendants' can't even find something to complain about?

Posted by: Max Kennerly | Sep 10, 2012 7:01:55 AM

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