New Jersey

New Jersey is ranked #38 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping six positions since 2012.

New Jersey at a Glance

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$1,960 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.85% - 2.30% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 | Insights

NJ Legal Reform Group Provides Defense of Consumer Arbitration: "The biggest opponents of arbitration are plaintiffs' attorneys, who make their living in the courtroom. These attorneys are running a smear campaign against arbitration because they know that having a faster and cheaper process for resolving disputes will cut into their bottom line." Read More »

In the News Today - April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 | Insights

New Jersey Suits Over E-Commerce Disclaimers Grow: Toys R Us, Victoria's Secret, J.Crew and other retailers involved in e-commerce are among companies that have been targeted by suits in the District of New Jersey alleging their terms of service violate the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act. Read More »

In the News Today - April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 | Insights

Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time: Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system - all due to a simple typo. Read More »

Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time

April 15, 2016 | Insights

Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system - all due to a simple typo. Read More »

In the News Today - December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 | Insights

2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews) Read More »

Criticism of SEC In-House Court Fuels Reform Bill in Congress

December 14, 2015 | Insights

Critics of the Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house court system are "finding some sympathetic ears in Congress." Read More »

MasterCard Blasts 'Baseless' Lawsuit Over Its 'Stand Up To Cancer' Fundraising Promotion

December 09, 2015 | Insights

"Baseless" and "disappointing" is how a spokesperson for MasterCard labels a class action against the company over its "Stand Up To Cancer" charity fundraising promotion. Read More »

In the News Today - October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015 | Insights

New Jersey's ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey is cited in a letter to the editor by Marcus Rayner, president, New Jersey Civil Justice Institute. Rayner calls for "common sense legal reform legislation that will send a signal that frivolous litigation is not welcome here." (Asbury Park Press) 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 »

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 »

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