Alabama is ranked #46 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  It has dropped three rankings from the 2012 survey, where it was #43.  

Alabama at a Glance

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$869 Potential Tort Cost
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In the News Today - March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016 | Insights

Asbestos Litigation and 'Political Pawns': Is the plaintiffs' bar using veterans as "political pawns" in the effort to defeat the FACT Act? Read More »

State Allies Blog Series: Q&A with the Business Council of Alabama

March 09, 2016 | Insights

"Sweet Home Alabama" is home to a litigation system that is especially sweet if you are a member of the plaintiffs' bar. High dollar award judgments and a supreme court that allowed a plaintiff to bring suit against a company for another manufacturer's product have given Alabama a less-than-stellar litigation reputation. Read More »

In the News Today - February 2, 2016

February 02, 2016 | Insights

McGraw's Entry into WV Supreme Court Race a 'Bombshell': WV MetroNews reporter Hoppy Kercheval today calls former Attorney General Darrel McGraw's entry into the state Supreme Court race "the biggest bombshell of the last minute election filings." Noting McGraw would be 92 years old by the end of his term, Kercheval says the filing "is a curious, unexpected move, but then again, the McGraws have always marched to their own beat." (WV MetroNews) Read More »

In the News Today - October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 | Insights

Transocean Ltd., the offshore drilling rig involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, has reached a settlement that has led to the dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas agains the company. Alabama reportedly will receive $20 million from the settlement; Louisiana will get $4 million; Texas, $2 million; Florida, $5 million. Mississippi's amount has not yet been released. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

In the News Today - June 4, 2015

June 04, 2015 | Insights

The political rivalry between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman heated up this week, as Cuomo's legal department submitted a five-page, 22-question survey to state agency general counsels, asking them to evaluate the performance of Schneiderman's office. (New York Times) Read More »

In the News Today - May 7, 2015

May 07, 2015 | Insights

Legal Newsline reports on Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's use of creative contract wording to get around Alabama's new AG sunshine law. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

In the News Today - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | Insights

Legal Newsline reports that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed into law a bill overturning the state Supreme Court's troubling "innovator liability" ruling. You can read our recent blog post on the importance of this legislation here. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

In the News Today - May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015 | Insights

A bill is on its way to the desk of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley that The Wall Street Journal is calling "a major trial lawyer defeat." The bill would undo an incredibly harmful Alabama State Supreme Court decision that would hold the developers and manufacturers of brand-name drugs liable for harm caused to people who take generic versions of those drugs. (ILR Blog Post) Read More »

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