Utah

Utah is ranked #10 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States sliding one position from the 2012 ranking.

Utah at a Glance

NERA Study: Impact of Lawsuit Reform Get the Full Report
$151 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.33% - 0.89% Potential Increase
in Employment
Browse another state
 

All Results for Utah

In the News Today - April 1, 2016

April 01, 2016 | Insights

ILR Applauds Signing of Utah Law to Curb Asbestos Fraud: "Utah's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in a statement. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Utah Law to Curb Asbestos Fraud

March 31, 2016 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about Utah Governor Gary Herbert signing into law a bill to curb "double dip" claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system. Read More »

Add Tennessee, Utah to the Growing List of States Combating Asbestos Fraud

March 17, 2016 | Insights

Last week, the Tennessee and Utah Legislatures each passed bills designed to stop the growing threat of fraud on asbestos trusts and keep true asbestos victims from being prey to plaintiffs' lawyers. Read More »

In the News Today - March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 | Insights

Where Did All the Federal Mortgage Settlement/Find Money Go? From a new horse barn at the New York State Fair to subsidized email accounts for Delaware police officers, the Wall Street Journal provides an analysis of where the $110 billion in mortgage-related federal settlements and fines paid by big banks has been spent. Read More »

Utah House Committee Advances Asbestos Trust Transparency Bill

March 03, 2016 | Insights

The Utah House Business and Labor Committee voted 7-3 to advance Rep. Brad Wilson's asbestos trust transparency bill to the full House. 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 1, 2015

April 01, 2015 | Insights

"Governor Herbert has helped Utah take a significant step to rein in the troublesome practice of awarding contingency fee contracts to outside plaintiffs' lawyers. Such schemes enrich lawyers at the expense of taxpayers and raise concerns about 'pay-to-play,' conflicts of interest, the use of a public entity for personal gain, and fairness in prosecutions," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in a statement applauding the signing of Utah's outside counsel sunshine law. (ILR Press Release) Read More »

U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Utah Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

March 31, 2015 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor Gary Herbert for signing the Attorney General Contingent Fee Contracts (S. B. 233) bill into law. Read More »

Two Utah AGs Indicted On Multiple Counts After Receiving Payments, Gifts

July 16, 2014 | Insights

Two former Utah attorneys general, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, were indicted on multiple counts of bribery, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Read More »

  • bulletClick to Narrow Your Results