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Delaware ranks #1 in Lawsuit climate survey for the 10th consecutive time!

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released their latest study- 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Once again, we find Delaware at the top spot in the country!

The 2015 ranking builds on previous years’ work where in nine prior surveys (beginning in 2002) all 50 states were ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal.

The survey focuses on perceptions of the state liability system by asking respondents to grade the following elements:

  • Overall treatment of tort and contract litigation
  • Having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements
  • Treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits
  • Damages
  • Timeliness of summary judgement or dismissal
  • Discovery
  • Scientific and technical evidence
  • Judges’ impartiality
  • Judges’ competence
  • Juries’ fairness
  • Short on time and want to cut to the chase?

    Check out Delaware’s rankings at a glance

    Want to review the entire report? You can download it here:

    2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States (PDF)



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