North Carolina

North Carolina has the 20th ranked lawsuit climate in the nation.

North Carolina at a Glance

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$356 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.26% - 0.72% Potential Increase
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Court Ruling Shines a Spotlight on Asbestos Lawsuit Abuses

January 17, 2014 | Insights

Visitors to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., often notice the phrase "Equal Justice Under Law" engraved above the front entrance. Its prominent placement demonstrates the value Americans place in a fair and impartial justice system and the rule of law. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, North Carolina

Judge Finds Discovery Abuse by Lawyers

January 13, 2014 | Insights

On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge cut an asbestos award to $125 million after finding lawyers in the case coached their clients to "forget" certain facts that would increase the defendant's liability and to change their stories in other lawsuits. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Legal Ethics, Asbestos, North Carolina

U.S. Chamber: Garlock Bankruptcy Order is a Watershed in Exposing Asbestos Litigation 'Impropriety'

January 10, 2014 | Insights

The following is a statement by Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on today's ruling by federal bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges of the Western District of North Carolina in the Garlock asbestos bankruptcy case: Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, North Carolina

The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

March 01, 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 »

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