Arkansas is ranked #30 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, up six spots since 2017. Overall, Arkansas showed advances in nine of the 10 key element categories polled, with only Trial Judges’ Impartiality showing a decline. Two noteworthy changes in the key element categories took place in Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements and Juries’ Fairness, both increasing by 20 or more spots.
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
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
Late last month, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law stating that judges in the state "may not apply, give weight to, or afford recognition to, the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance as an authoritative reference" with respect to North Dakota laws and rules. ... Read More
Lawmakers in Arkansas questioned the executive director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) during a hearing yesterday over the fund's involvement in the controversial $300 million State Street Corp. securities lawsuit in Massachusetts, Legal Newsline reports.... Read More
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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.