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 - October 3, 2019

    October 03, 2019 | News

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  6. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  7. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    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

  8. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    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

  9. "A Scientific Roundup"

    September 04, 2019 | News

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board called the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent decision not to approve cancer warnings on glyphosate products a "rebuke to California."... Read More

  10. In the News Today - August 28, 2019

    August 28, 2019 | News

    Proposed California Legislation Would Greatly Expand State False Claims Act... Read More