Georgia

Georgia is ranked #31 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping seven spots since 2012.

Georgia at a Glance

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$858 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.48% - 1.30% Potential Increase
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All Results for Georgia

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 - March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015 | News and Blog

Law Times reports on the joint ILR-Canada Chamber report, released last week, which shows "'a tide' of class action lawsuits is a major concern for Canadian business." (LawTimes) Read More »

In the News Today - March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 | News and Blog

As U.S. banks prepare their first quarter reports, many are concerned that sharing information about their coffers for potential legal settlements with the government will "paint a target" on their backs, causing regulators to aim for larger settlements than they would otherwise. (Global Legal Post) Read More »

In The News Today - March 3, 2015

March 03, 2015 | News and Blog

After agreeing to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government just last week, Morgan Stanley says it now expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds. (Boston Herald) Read More »

In The News Today - August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 | News and Blog

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges released instructions and deadlines for the process of unsealing evidence introduced last year by Garlock Sealing Technologies that alleged fraud on the part of asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys. Read More »

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