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
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.98% - 2.66% Potential Increase
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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

Alabama Court Revisits 'Innovator Liability'

September 03, 2013 | Insights

The Alabama Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an appeal that could have huge implications for drug makers. Read More »

Tags: Medical Liability, Alabama

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

March 01, 2012 | Research

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are 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 State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems. Read More »

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ILR Exposes Alabama Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

August 01, 2007 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Alabama's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The Web site criticizes the Alabama Association of Trial Lawyers, now calling itself the Alabama Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Alabama

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