Alabama

Alabama has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, currently ranked 43rd in the nation.  The Cotton State has regularly been near the bottom of the barrel having never previously ranked higher than 47th.

Alabama at a Glance

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$869 Potential Tort Cost
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0.98% - 2.66% Potential Increase
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In The News Today - October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | Insights

A woman, her husband and her brother have been convicted on dozens of charges in federal court "in a family-run scheme to defraud a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill of more than $3 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 | Insights

The Coca-Cola Co. is urging an Alabama magistrate judge to "rethink his recommendation keeping alive" a proposed TCPA class action suit over alleged unsolicited text messages. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Alabama, Washington

Op-ed by ILR President Lisa Rickard on AL Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

September 16, 2014 | Insights

If you're a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, you go to work every day knowing that your decisions will have a major impact on those few individuals connected to legal cases before the court. And on some days, your rulings will be felt by all of the citizens of your state. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board today criticizes the Alabama Supreme Court's Friday ruling holding drug makers liable for products that they did not manufacture allegedly causing injuries. Read More »

Tags: Alabama

In The News Today - August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | Insights

A divided Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in Wyeth Inc. v. Weeks that brand-name drug makers may be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by generic products that they did not manufacture. Read More »

Tags: Alabama

U.S. Chamber Denounces Alabama Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

August 18, 2014 | Press Release

Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement about the Alabama Supreme Court's Friday ruling holding drug makers liable for products that they did not manufacture allegedly causing injuries. Read More »

Tags: Alabama

In the News Today - February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 | Insights

Third-party litigation financing can lead to conflicts of interests and prolong litigation, Gerald Skoning warns in the Wall Street Journal. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Third Party Litigation Funding, Alabama

In the News

September 25, 2013 | Insights

A week after six lawyers left a Plaintiffs Steering Committee, a lawyer has voluntarily dropped a bellweather transvaginal mesh case against CR Bard Inc. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Foreign Judgment Enforcement, Environmental Litigation, Class Actions Around the Globe, Class Actions, Alabama

In the News

September 24, 2013 | Insights

On Monday, BP asked a court to halt payments from the gulf oil spill settlement fund until the administrator implements recommendations to improve efficiency and accounting controls. Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Legal Ethics, Environmental Litigation, Class Actions Around the Globe, Class Actions, Alabama

Journal Blasts

September 09, 2013 | Insights

The Alabama Supreme Court is revisiting its "innovator liability" decision that holds companies liable for products they didn't manufacture. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Alabama

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