New Mexico

New Mexico is ranked #32 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, an increase of 13 spots from its 2015 position. 

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  1. 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

  2. In the News Today - September 12, 2016

    September 12, 2016 | News and Blog

    Fortune's Roger Parloff writes that Ecuadorian plaintiffs face an "uphill battle" this week in trying to get a Canadian court to enforce a controversial $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - January 21, 2016

    January 21, 2016 | News and Blog

    New Mexico AG Latest to File Suit Against Volkswagen: Volkswagen already faces more than 500 lawsuits from individuals and car dealers, as well as suits brought by the U.S. Justice Department and attorneys general in Texas and West Virginia, over the alleged emissions scandal. That, however, didn't stop New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas from also filing suit against the automaker yesterday. (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  4. 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

  5. In the News Today - August 31, 2015

    August 31, 2015 | News and Blog

    Insurance Journal highlights the call by U.S. Senators Grassley and Cornyn for greater transparency by the litigation finance industry. The story notes that, "the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for one, has derided this activity as 'a sophisticated scheme for gambling on litigation' that allegedly fuels abusive suits and creates conflicts of interest." (Insurance Journal)... Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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