Arkansas is ranked #36 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising five places from 2015. The state moved up 15 spots in the key element categories of having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.

Arkansas at a Glance

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  1. North Dakota Joins Ohio in Rejecting Controversial ALI Restatement

    April 05, 2019 | News

    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

  2. In the News Today - January 23, 2019

    January 23, 2019 | News

    Arkansas Pension Fund At Center of State Street Debacle to Review Law Firms... Read More

  3. In the News Today - August 9, 2018

    August 09, 2018 | News

    Lawsuit Reform is Key Ingredient for Arkansas' Future; Lawyer-Lender Fee Deals An Ethics Breach, NYC Bar Says ... Read More

  4. Why is a Securities Class Action Lawsuit In Massachusetts Causing a Stir in the Arkansas Legislature?

    August 06, 2018 | Blogs

    Boston and Little Rock are more than 1,200 miles apart, but a $300 million settlement in a securities class action lawsuit has developments in the former causing concerns in the latter. ... Read More

  5. In the News Today - July 20, 2018

    July 20, 2018 | News

    "Finally: A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Who Stopped at Nothing Pays the Price;" Arkansas Lawmaker Says Retirement Fund Leader Should Resign... Read More

  6. Arkansas Legislators Grill Teachers' Pension Leader Over Securities Lawsuit

    July 18, 2018 | News

    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

  7. Arkansas Lawmakers To Probe Pension Fund's Role in Securities Class Action

    July 16, 2018 | News

    Arkansas lawmakers will hold a hearing to discuss the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's (ATRS) involvement in securities class action lawsuits after a federal judge in Massachusetts raised questions about the system's relationships with lawyers, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.... Read More

  8. Judge's Probe into Overbilling May Uncover Broad Corruption Scheme

    June 20, 2018 | News

    A Boston judge's probe into potential overbilling in the $300 million securities lawsuit against State Street Corp. has led to questions about potential public corruption involving plaintiffs' lawyers and an Arkansas pension fund, National Law Journal reports.... Read More

  9. Teachers' Pension System to Withdraw as Lead Plaintiff in Controversial Securities Lawsuit

    June 06, 2018 | News

    Trustees for the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System voted to withdraw as the lead plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit embroiled in an attorneys' fee controversy, Arkansas Online reports.... Read More

  10. State Lawsuits Show Differing Strategies, Views on Private Attorney Contracts

    May 29, 2018 | News

    The wave of six new opioid-related state lawsuits demonstrate the emerging differences in how state governments choose to litigate mass action cases, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More