Arkansas is #41 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. It is in the bottom five states for its handling of scientific and technical evidence.

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2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Arkansas

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ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Garners Wide National Media Coverage

September 11, 2015 | Insights

Yesterday, ILR and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sent a strong message through the news media about the need to improve the civil liability climate in Illinois and throughout the country. Our press conference to launch the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was a great success and well attended by both national and local media. Read More »

Survey Finds Arkansas' Lawsuit Climate Ranks Among Worst in Nation

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

75 Percent of Business Leaders Surveyed Say Lawsuit Climate a 'Significant Factor' in Determining Where to Expand, Grow 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 »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Enactment of Arkansas Law to Rein in Lawsuit Lending Abuses

April 03, 2015 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor Asa Hutchinson for signing into law a bill to rein in lawsuit lending abuses (SB 882). 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 »

Arkansas Supreme Court Tosses $1.2 B Verdict

March 20, 2014 | Insights

The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a $1.2 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson on Thursday. 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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