Colorado is ranked #16 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving seven spots from 2012.

Colorado at a Glance

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$539 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.49% - 1.32% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 | Insights

Editorial Hits Sheldon Silver for 'Lying' to Editorial Board About True Nature of His Legal Work: "Actually, he had siphoned state funds out of a secret account, given that money to a doctor who treated mesothelioma patients, persuaded the doctor to refer the patients to Weitz & Luxenberg and bagged referral fees. Oh, and Silver had never met any of the clients and did no work on their cases." (New York Daily News) Read More »

Colorado Supreme Court Ruling Will Curb Lawsuit Lending Abuses

November 17, 2015 | Insights

The Colorado State Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Oasis v. Coffman holding that lawsuit lending is subject to the state's existing interest rate caps. 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 - January 5, 2015

January 05, 2015 | Insights

The New York Daily News calls for the ouster of Sheldon Silver as Speaker of the New York House, due to Silver's failure to disclose his work for Goldberg & Iryam, "a law firm that specializes in disputing city tax bills on behalf of building owners." 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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