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.


Alabama at a Glance

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  1. Journal Blasts

    September 09, 2013 | News and Blog

    The Alabama Supreme Court is revisiting its "innovator liability" decision that holds companies liable for products they didn't manufacture.... Read More

  2. Alabama Court Revisits 'Innovator Liability'

    September 03, 2013 | News and Blog

    The Alabama Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an appeal that could have huge implications for drug makers.... Read More

  3. 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

  4. ILR Exposes Alabama Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

    August 01, 2007 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Alabama's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The Web site criticizes the Alabama Association of Trial Lawyers, now calling itself the Alabama Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name.... Read More