The Institute for Legal Reform released its annual Harris Interactive poll of business perceptions of state lawsuit climates, with the usual suspects—West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, California, and Illinois—bringing up the rear. ILR says that 70% of survey respondents consider litigation environment in choosing where to do business, but I'd be curious if economic numbers bear that out: ceteris paribus, do poor showings in the ILR survey predict relatively poor economic growth, as ILR claims in an advertisement? [Sac Bee; Monroe News Star; Orlando Bus. J.; CBS Philly; WV Record; BLT]
ILR survey of state litigation environments
- Cert grant in The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles
- $48 million jackpot justice asbestos award for 86-year-old
- "Hot Coffee" Truth
- Judge orders end to trial reservation system in Madison County asbestos docket
- More on 2006 Louisiana environmental law's jackpot justice
- PR efforts in atrazine litigation
- "Missouri lawyers weigh in on class action concerns"
- Madison County's controversial asbestos litigation system under fire yet again
- Around the web, December 15
- FCPA progress
- "Something intrinsically unusual is occurring in Philadelphia"
- Institute for Legal Reform Summit live-tweeting
- Another lawless jackpot award over propofol in Nevada
- "State Court Challenges to Legislatively Enacted Tort Reforms"
Center for Legal Policy at the