Alabama is ranked #42 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, moving up one position. It saw the most improvement in the key element categories of Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits and Discovery.


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  1. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  4. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  5. 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

  6. In the News Today - December 8, 2017

    December 08, 2017 | News

    Alabama SC: Settlement schedule violates due process rights, class members deserve more information... Read More

  7. Alabama Joins Dozen States in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Investigations

    March 28, 2017 | News and Blog

    Alabama's Attorney General, Steve Marshall, is joining colleagues from 12 other states in investigating asbestos bankruptcy trusts' failure to pay out Medicaid payments as federal law requires, writes Alabama Today.... Read More

  8. Lawsuit Loans Put Victims Last, Vendors First in Alabama

    February 07, 2017 | News and Blog

    Lawsuit lenders are "lurking behind the scenes" in Alabama court cases writes ILR President Lisa Rickard and William Canary, CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, in an opinion piece for The Gadsden Times.... Read More

  9. AL Senator Sessions Likely AG Pick Under President-Elect Trump

    November 18, 2016 | News and Blog

    Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) is said to be president-elect Trump's choice for Attorney General, according to Bloomberg. If Sessions accepts this move "would elevate one of Trump's earliest congressional backers, and one of the most conservative senators, to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official."... Read More

  10. In the News Today - March 10, 2016

    March 10, 2016 | News and Blog

    Asbestos Litigation and 'Political Pawns': Is the plaintiffs' bar using veterans as "political pawns" in the effort to defeat the FACT Act? ... Read More