South Dakota

South Dakota is #9 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. When looking at the individual elements, it is #4 for its overall treatment of tort and contract litigation and #4 for its handling of damages.

South Dakota at a Glance

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$52 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.34% - 0.93% Potential Increase
in Employment
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All Results for South Dakota

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 »

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 »

Chamber Targets Daschle in Statewide Voter Education Campaign

August 18, 2004 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, - D.C. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched a South Dakota statewide education campaign designed to inform voters about Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle s national political agenda in Washington an agenda that is vastly different from the needs of the state. Read More »

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