North Carolina

North Carolina is #7 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. It rose up 13 rankings from the 2012 survey when it was ranked #20. In the breakdown by elements, it is #5 under "Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation."

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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All Results for North Carolina

In the News Today - December 2, 2015

December 02, 2015 | Insights

NC Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn State's New Judicial 'Retention Election' System: A lawsuit filed in Wake County, NC seeks to block a law enacted earlier this year that gives "most sitting judges the option to be re-elected to additional eight-year terms without head-to-head matchups with challengers." The lawsuit claims these retention elections are actually referenda that violate the state's constitution. (Wall Street Journal)NC Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn State's New Judicial 'Retention Election' System: A lawsuit filed in Wake County, NC, seeks to block a law enacted earlier this year that gives "most sitting judges the option to be re-elected to additional eight-year terms without head-to-head matchups with challengers." The lawsuit claims these retention elections are actually referenda that violate the state's constitution. (Wall Street Journal) 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 »

In the News Today - September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015 | Insights

"The Justice Department wants the message to go out that federal prosecutors will be taking aim at executives" as part of a new enforcement policy that requires companies to identify every employee within the company that may be involved in infractions alleged by prosecutors. (New York Times) 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 - April 9, 2015

April 09, 2015 | Insights

Law firm Belluck & Fox has moved to block an order issued in March by a North Carolina magistrate judge allowing gasket-maker Garlock Sealing Technologies to subpoena documents from 55 bankruptcy trusts and claims processing facilities involved in bringing misleading litigation against the now-defunct company. (Law360) Read More »

In The News Today - June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 | Insights

Twitter, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - this one a $5 million suit that accuses the social networking company of sending "unsolicited text messages." Read More »

In The News Today - June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 | Insights

A proposed product liability bill in North Carolina has been shelved. Read More »

In The News Today - June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 | Insights

The state of Florida argued Wednesday to a state appellate court that it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. The court deemed it frivolous, "saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." Read More »

In the News Today - May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 | Insights

In a post about how some states are getting, "more aggressive with unclaimed property," TaxAnalysts's Maria Koklanaris highlights ILR's recent white paper, "Unclaimed Property: Best Practices for State Administrators and the Use of Private Audit Firms". Read More »

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