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 - December 6, 2018

    December 06, 2018 | News

    California Appeals Court Says Class Actions Can't Be Brought Under State's Right to Repair Act... Read More

  2. Recent Settlement Could Be First Test of Northern California's New Settlement Rules

    November 16, 2018 | News

    Lawyers have submitted new information to the Northern District of California judge that oversaw the $85 million Yahoo data breach settlement in what National Law Journal says could be the "first test case" for the court's new class settlement guidance. ... Read More

  3. In the News Today - November 15, 2018

    November 15, 2018 | News

    Is the Scope of Illinois' Biometric Privacy Law Expanding?; California Jury Clears Johnson & Johnson in Talc Case... Read More

  4. Former SEC Commissioner: California Pension Voters Want "Performance Over Politics"

    October 19, 2018 | News

    Paul Atkins, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner and the current CEO of Patomak Global partners, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the California Public Employees' Retirement System's vote to change its leadership is a sign investors want to "prioritize performance over politics."... Read More

  5. In the News Today - October 15, 2018

    October 15, 2018 | News

    DOJ Official Says Department Wants Prosecutors With Compliance Experience; "Breaking Down The Prop 65 Trial That Has Starbucks On Edge"... Read More

  6. Will New Data Privacy Laws Lead to a Litigation "Surge?"

    September 17, 2018 | News

    In a BNA op-ed, attorneys from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips say the "lawsuits are coming, rain or shine" from California's new data privacy law.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - September 6, 2018

    September 06, 2018 | News

    "Why Escobar Materiality Rule Applies To California FCA"... Read More

  8. California's "New Approach" on Evidence

    September 06, 2018 | News

    A Law360 op-ed from a Drinker Biddle & Reath attorney documents the "step forward into the real world" for California state courts after a recent decision on product liability issues.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 31, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | News

    FDA: Coffee Does Not Need California Warning Label; Bayer, Janssen Get Third Win in Xarelto-related Litigation... Read More

  10. Coffee Warning Labels Not Needed, State of California Says

    August 15, 2018 | News

    Ahead of a public hearing on court-imposed cancer warning labels on coffee products, the state of California has proposed a rule that would keep the warning labels off, the New York Times reports.... Read More