Arizona is ranked #25 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  It has always ranked in the top half of the country in this survey, although it did drop eight rankings from 2012.

Arizona at a Glance

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$386 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.38% - 1.02% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 | Insights

2015 Saw Big Increase in Federal Securities Class Actions: A survey released by NERA Economic Consulting found that the number of federal securities cases filed against businesses reached its highest level (234) since 2008, with an 8% increase over 2014. (Business Insurance) Read More »

In the News Today - December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015 | Insights

AZ Business Groups Back the FACT Act: The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Manufacturers Council sent a letter in April asking U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to support the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (Arizona Business Daily) Read More »

In the News Today - December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015 | Insights

TCPA lawsuit forces medical device company into bankruptcy: The owner of an Arizona company that sells spinal decompression equipment says he made a "one-time mistake" sending a group fax and now faces bankruptcy because of the ensuing TCPA class action. "This is my only source of income, and there's no way we could pay for what might turn out to be a $300,000 to $500,000 lawsuit," said Brian Self, owner of Double Your Decompression. (Legal Newsline) 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 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 | Insights

"We commend Governor Ducey for his commitment to improving Arizona's civil justice system and improving its economy, and are proud to stand with the Arizona Chamber in recognizing his efforts," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard about the the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognizing Governor Doug Ducey with a Champion for Legal Reform Award. (ILR Press Release) Read More »

ILR Commends New Arkansas AG Sunshine and Arizona Asbestos Claims Reform Laws

April 02, 2015 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard yesterday released two statements praising both Arkansas and Arizona for their recent progress in reforming attorney general sunshine and asbestos claims laws in the respective states. Read More »

In The News Today - March 6, 2015

March 06, 2015 | Insights

"It's all about bringing transparency," said ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim, commenting on Arizona House Bill 2603. The bill requires plaintiffs' attorneys to disclose whether they have already or plan to seek damages from bankruptcy trusts established by asbestos-related companies. Read More »

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

September 10, 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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