Arizona is ranked #17 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, an improvement of eight spots from the 2017 ranking, improving in eight of 10 categories polled. While it fell by 19 positions in the Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits key element category, it rose by 17 spots in the Damages category, and saw improvements in Trial Judges’ Impartiality, Scientific and Technical Evidence, and Quality of Appellate Review.


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  1. Sen. Jeff Flake Champions Fact Act to 'Discourage Fraud and Abuse'

    February 12, 2016 | News and Blog

    U.S. Senator Jeff Flake is a sponsor of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act because a "lack of transparency and oversight has resulted in a system where claimants can file inconsistent claims among the numerous trusts or against trusts and solvent companies in the tort system," Flake's spokesperson told Arizona Business Daily. ... Read More

  2. In the News Today - January 26, 2016

    January 26, 2016 | News and Blog

    2015 Saw Big Increase in Federal Securities Class Actions: A survey released by NERA Economic Consulting found that the number of federal securities cases filed against businesses reached its highest level (234) since 2008, with an 8% increase over 2014. (Business Insurance)... Read More

  3. In the News Today - December 21, 2015

    December 21, 2015 | News and Blog

    AZ Business Groups Back the FACT Act: The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Manufacturers Council sent a letter in April asking U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to support the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (Arizona Business Daily)... Read More

  4. In the News Today - December 15, 2015

    December 15, 2015 | News and Blog

    TCPA lawsuit forces medical device company into bankruptcy: The owner of an Arizona company that sells spinal decompression equipment says he made a "one-time mistake" sending a group fax and now faces bankruptcy because of the ensuing TCPA class action. "This is my only source of income, and there's no way we could pay for what might turn out to be a $300,000 to $500,000 lawsuit," said Brian Self, owner of Double Your Decompression. (Legal Newsline)... Read More

  5. 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

  6. In The News Today - June 23, 2015

    June 23, 2015 | News and Blog

    "We commend Governor Ducey for his commitment to improving Arizona's civil justice system and improving its economy, and are proud to stand with the Arizona Chamber in recognizing his efforts," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard about the the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognizing Governor Doug Ducey with a Champion for Legal Reform Award. (ILR Press Release)... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber Applauds Arizona Governor Ducey's Receipt of Champion for Legal Reform Award

    June 22, 2015 | Press Release

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  8. ILR Commends New Arkansas AG Sunshine and Arizona Asbestos Claims Reform Laws

    April 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    ILR President Lisa A. Rickard yesterday released two statements praising both Arkansas and Arizona for their recent progress in reforming attorney general sunshine and asbestos claims laws in the respective states.... Read More

  9. In The News Today - March 6, 2015

    March 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    "It's all about bringing transparency," said ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim, commenting on Arizona House Bill 2603. The bill requires plaintiffs' attorneys to disclose whether they have already or plan to seek damages from bankruptcy trusts established by asbestos-related companies.... Read More

  10. 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