California

California is ranked #48 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping one position from its 2017 ranking. It fell the most in the key element category of Scientific and Technical Evidence, but realized a one spot improvement in both Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation and Quality of Appellate Review. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco made the list of Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.

07/01/2000

California at a Glance


Suggested Resources

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Northern California

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Southern California


Civil Justice Association of California
California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
California Chamber of Commerce


All Results for California

  1. In the News Today - January 2, 2020

    January 02, 2020 | News

    Judge Pauses California Arbitration Ban; Federal Government, Some States and Trade Groups Supporting Bayer Roundup Appeal... Read More

  2. In the News Today - December 18, 2019

    December 18, 2019 | News

    California Attorney Charged With Extortion; "More Joint SEC-CFTC Actions Raise Concerns Over 'Piling On'"... Read More

  3. California Data Law Filled With "Subjective" Language, Advocates Say

    December 04, 2019 | News

    Business advocates said the California Consumer Privacy Act contains "subjective" language at a meeting with state government officials, Law.com reports.... Read More

  4. How California's Lemon Law Is Driving Its Lawsuit System Ranking Down

    November 21, 2019 | Blogs

    California has always been known for its weather. It's a shame, then, that the Golden State's lawsuit climate has never been particularly well-regarded... Read More

  5. In the News Today - October 3, 2019

    October 03, 2019 | News

    ILR Submits Comments to California Bar Regarding Proposed Rule Changes... Read More

  6. ILR Submits Comments to California Bar Regarding Proposed Rule Changes

    October 02, 2019 | Blogs

    Last week, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) submitted comments to the State Bar of California regarding potential rules changes that accentuate our long-standing concerns about third party litigation funding.... Read More

  7. California's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Los Angeles, San Francisco 2nd and 3rd Worst Cities in Nation for Lawsuits... Read More

  8. Companies Weigh Fairness of a State's Lawsuit Climate Heavily When Considering Where to Do Business

    September 18, 2019 | Blogs

    National Survey Ranks Delaware's Legal System Nation's Best; Illinois' Worst... Read More

  9. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  10. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch