State Lawsuit Climate

2017

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Source: Institute for Legal Reform, www.instituteforlegalreform.org

Note: Evaluations generated by expert analysis of 10 legal system dimensions and composing key elements for each state resulting in a score for range 0-100.  

The 10 dimensions are: 1.) Overall treatment of tort and contract litigation; 2.) Enforcing meaningful venue requirements; 3.) Treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits; 4.) Damages; 5.) Proportional discovery; 6.) Scientific and technical device; 7.) Trial judges’ impartiality; 8.) Trial judges’ competence; 9.) Juries’ fairness; 10.) The quality of appellate review)