Arizona

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 - May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 | News and Blog

WSJ Notes ILR Opposition to Third Party Litigation Funding: In an article spotlighting the growth of larger investors, such as pension funds, in third party litigation funding, the Wall Street Journal notes that, litigation funders have faced a few consistent opponents, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform, which argues that it prompts unnecessary litigation. Read More »

Former AG McKenna says FACT Act Would Protect Asbestos Claimants' "Sensitive Personal Information"

February 29, 2016 | News and Blog

In an interview with Arizona Business Daily, former Washington Attorney General Robert McKenna says the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act would "discourage fraud and abuse" while protecting asbestos trust claimants' "sensitive personal information and confidential medical records from disclosure and misuse." Read More »

In the News Today - February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 | News and Blog

Former AG McKenna says FACT Act Would Protect Asbestos Claimants' "Sensitive Personal Information" In an interview with Arizona Business Daily, former Washington Attorney General Robert McKenna says the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act would "discourage fraud and abuse" while protecting asbestos trust claimants' "sensitive personal information and confidential medical records from disclosure and misuse." Read More »

New ILR Study Shows Need for FACT Act

February 23, 2016 | News and Blog

Could ILR's new study, Insights & Inconsistencies: Lessons from the Garlock Trust Claims, help "bolster" efforts to pass the FACT Act? Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake Champions Fact Act to 'Discourage Fraud and Abuse'

February 12, 2016 | News and Blog

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake is a sponsor of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act because a "lack of transparency and oversight has resulted in a system where claimants can file inconsistent claims among the numerous trusts or against trusts and solvent companies in the tort system," Flake's spokesperson told Arizona Business Daily. Read More »

In the News Today - January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

"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 »

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