Georgia is ranked #40 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping nine spots from 2015. Georgia’s worst score in the key element categories was 43rd in the quality of appellate review.

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  1. Faster, Smarter, Better: Creating a Business Court in Georgia

    February 28, 2018 | Blogs

    Georgia businesses will soon see signs of hope-at least, they will if HR 993 becomes law.... Read More

  2. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  3. Lawsuit Lending On Trial in Georgia

    February 08, 2018 | News

    Two Georgia cases, one of which is headed to the state's supreme court, could decide the future of the lawsuit lending industry, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  4. Georgia Supreme Court Will Hear Lawsuit Lending Case

    February 07, 2018 | News

    The Georgia Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether lawsuit lending arrangements actually qualify as loans under state law and are subject to regulation.... Read More

  5. Survey: Georgia's Lawsuit Climate Ranking Hits All-Time Low

    September 18, 2017 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In its worst showing ever, Georgia's lawsuit climate ranked number 40 out of 50 in a new national survey recently released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). Just five years ago, Georgia ranked number 24 in the same survey.... Read More

  6. Woman walks into a ladder while 'engrossed' in her cellphone; jury awards her $161,000

    April 14, 2016 | News and Blog

    They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold ... or, $161,000, to be exact.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - November 3, 2015

    November 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)... Read More

  8. NEW REPORT: Lawyer Spending on TV Ads Growing Six Times Faster than All Others

    October 28, 2015 | News and Blog

    At yesterday's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit, ILR released a new study which found that lawyer spending on television advertising is growing faster than all others, and online legal key word advertising is among the most expensive in America.... Read More

  9. ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Garners Wide National Media Coverage

    September 11, 2015 | News and Blog

    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

  10. Georgia's Lawsuit Climate Worsening According to New National Survey

    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