California has consistently had one of the worst lawsuit climates in the nation, currently ranked at 47th for lawsuit fairness. The courts in Los Angeles rank as the country’s second worst for legal fairness, with San Francisco’s courts coming in at fourth worst.

California at a Glance

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$5,267 Potential Tort Cost
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In the News Today - July 8, 2015

July 08, 2015 | Insights

Proctor & Gamble Co. will pay $850,000 in a settlement with California prosecutors over the amount of "slack fill," or unused space, in its Olay skin-care products packaging. The case is part of an uptick in litigation brought by plaintiffs' attorneys seizing on "slack fill." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Rhode Island, New York, California

In The News Today - June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 | Insights

According to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, the Ecuadorian government staged "public" protests outside the International Arbitration Tribunal in the U.S. where a legal dispute between the South American nation and Chevron was being heard. (Washington Free Beacon) Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, California

In the News Today - June 8, 2015

June 08, 2015 | Insights

With lawmakers coming back for an extended legislative session, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is hitting the road this week as part of his "Turnaround Illinois" tour. A major priority in his "Turnaround Agenda" is tort reform. (Illinois News Network) Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Telephone Consumer Protection Act , California, Illinois

In the News Today - May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015 | Insights

Previously sealed evidence that led to landmark ruling and scathing judgment of asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy now can be found and accessed on Legal Newsline's website. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF), California

In The News Today - March 5, 2015

March 05, 2015 | Insights

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday signed her first-ever bill in her short tenure as governor - a "controversial" bill (House Bill 2700) that redirects "unclaimed class action damage awards to the state's legal fund." (The Oregonian) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, California, Oregon

Class Action Reform at Ten Years

Author: Lisa A. Rickard | February 27, 2015 | Insights

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing commemorating the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Class Action Fairness Act. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Illinois, California

In The News Today - January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 | Insights

Standard & Poors is reportedly close to finalizing a $1.37 billion government settlement over allegations involving mortgage bond ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Read More »

Tags: California, Texas

Massachusetts AG Considering Lawsuit Against Painkiller Manufacturers

January 05, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal reports that Massachusetts Attorney General-elect Maura Healey is considering suing manufacturers of prescription painkillers over their marketing practices – similar to litigation being pursued by the city of Chicago and two California counties. Read More »

Tags: Massachusetts, Illinois, California

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, West Virginia, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California

In The News Today - November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court has provided a "friendly ear to business concerns," especially in the area of class actions, according to National Law Journal writers Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Environmental Litigation, Class Actions, Illinois, California

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