California

California is ranked #47 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, consistent with its poor ranking in previous surveys. California has been in the bottom five since 2010, and the highest ranking it has ever reached is #44. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments. 

California at a Glance


Suggested Resources

  • 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – California

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – California


All Results for California

  1. In the News Today - March 11, 2019

    March 11, 2019 | News

    New Report Documents Massive Spike in Food and Beverage Class Actions... Read More

  2. Mitigating Municipality Litigation: Scope and Solutions

    March 06, 2019 | Research

    Municipalities are testing the boundaries of their litigation authority, claiming damages for wide-ranging matters of public policy including opioid abuse, climate change, and data privacy breaches. This paper is the first to document how and why municipalities and contingency fee lawyers are undermining legislators and state AGs with these lawsuits, the problems this trend is causing, and what states can do about it. ... Read More

  3. Website Accessibility Lawsuits On The Rise, Attorneys Say

    February 11, 2019 | News

    A report by attorneys with the Seyfarth Shaw law firm found that website accessibility lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) have increased 177 percent since last year, the Florida Record reports.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 7, 2019

    February 07, 2019 | News

    "Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About the CCPA"... Read More

  5. Rare Securities Verdict Results in Split Decision

    February 07, 2019 | News

    A California jury's verdict this week was an "extremely rare" occasion for securities class action lawsuits and the first since 2014, Kevin LaCroix reports in D&O Diary. ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - February 6, 2019

    February 06, 2019 | News

    Business Groups Ask For Clarity on New California Data Privacy Law... Read More

  7. In the News Today - January 25, 2019

    January 25, 2019 | News

    "California Leads In Class Action Lawsuits;" Class Action Defense Lawyers Say Reassigned Number Database a "Positive First Step"... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 22, 2019

    January 22, 2019 | News

    Coffee Warning Label Suit Like "Something You'd See in a Comedy Skit... Read More

  9. A 2019 Field Guide to California Class Actions

    January 18, 2019 | News

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  10. Lawsuit Over Coffee Warning Labels Named Most Ridiculous of 2018

    December 18, 2018 | Press Release

    A lawsuit targeting California coffee houses for not including warning labels on their products tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018. ... Read More