Florida is ranked #44 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Miami or Dade County, Florida, is among the cities and counties survey respondents found to have the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.

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Media, State Legal Reform Groups, Continue to Highlight ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings

September 28, 2015 | Insights

The release of ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings continues to generate wide media coverage. Here is a collection of some new coverage the rankings garnered over the weekend. Read More »

In the News Today - September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 | Insights

"After looking at the merits of civil justice issues in all states, Florida was ranked 44. Unfortunately, that's a decline," said Florida Justice Reform Institute's William Large, commenting in a story about ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. (WJNO Radio-Palm Beach, FL) Read More »

National Coverage Continues of ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey

September 21, 2015 | Insights

"More business leaders than ever have identified a state's lawsuit climate as a significant factor in determining their growth and expansion plans. States ought to take notice that a good lawsuit climate is vital to their continued job growth," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard, as quoted in a Corporate Counsel story about the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. Read More »

In the News Today - September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 | Insights

Investors Business Daily highlights "the importance of a friendly business climate and how an honest legal climate buoys it." Three-fourths of the lawyers polled (in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey) said that "a state's litigation environment is ‘likely to affect important business decisions such as where to locate or do business.'" (Investors Business Daily) Read More »

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 »

Poll: Florida's Lawsuit Climate Hits All-Time Low, Ranks Among Nation's Worst

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 »

In the News Today - August 5, 2015

August 05, 2015 | Insights

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) is asking the U.S. Justice Department to hold hearings on the proposed Gulf oil spill settlement. He believes "the fines should have been much larger" and wants language forbidding BP from "writing off" any of the settlement for tax purposes. (Tampa Bay Times) Read More »

In the News Today - June 2, 2015

June 02, 2015 | Insights

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo will give a speech today claiming that U.S. prosperity is threatened by "flawed and ad hoc implementation of regulatory reform" that "is increasing the systemic risk that the Dodd Frank Act promised to reduce." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

In the News Today - April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | Insights

Class action plaintiffs' firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd has added new challenges to its lawsuit against Imperial Holdings over the life insurance settlement company's adoption of a "minimum-stake-to-sue" bylaw. That bylaw requires "shareholders to amass written consent from a minimum percentage of their fellow investors in order to sue the board." (Reuters) Read More »

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