Connecticut is ranked #16 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving six spots from 2015. The state saw positive movement in the key element categories of trial judges' competence and juries' fairness.

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Lawsuit Alleges Firm Used Smartphone App to Secretly Troll for TCPA Cases

April 01, 2016 | News and Blog

A recent court filing in a lawsuit by a former partner of a plaintiffs' firm details the allegedly deceptive tactics she says the firm used to bring in new clients-many of whom had no idea that they were part of a lawsuit. Read More »

In the News Today - September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 | News and Blog

Is duplicative enforcement and litigation by city and state governments, as well as private lawsuits, "putting the wheel clamps" on "gig economy" companies, such as Uber? (Wall Street Journal) 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 - July 6, 2015

July 06, 2015 | News and Blog

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is expected to face penalties from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for alleged recall "lapses." (Wall Street Journal) 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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