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.


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. California Chamber Adjusts Argument Against Coffee-Causes-Cancer Lawsuits

    April 23, 2020 | News

    In March, the California Chamber filed an amended complaint that it hopes will help business owners who are facing lawsuits associated with the state's Proposition 65, according to a report in Legal Newsline.... Read More

  2. In The News Today - April 14, 2020

    April 14, 2020 | News

    Zoom Class Actions Highlight Issues With Calif. Privacy Law... Read More

  3. With Nationwide Hand Sanitizer Shortage, a New Lawsuit Claims Target Made Misleading Statements About Hand Sanitizer

    April 08, 2020 | News

    Alarm over coronavirus has caused a run on hand sanitizers. And now, sanitizers are exceedingly hard to come by, but even with this shortage a woman in California has filed a class action lawsuit against Target over their hand sanitizer according to a report in Legal Newsline.... Read More

  4. Environmental Group Files Public Nuisance Lawsuit Against Food Companies

    February 28, 2020 | News

    An environmental group is suing the world's biggest food, beverage, and consumer goods companies over plastic packaging, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - February 25, 2020

    February 25, 2020 | News

    California Law Firm Accused of Using "Shill Plaintiff"... Read More

  6. In the News Today - February 19, 2020

    February 19, 2020 | News

    "The Coming Wave of California Consumer Privacy Act Lawsuits"... Read More

  7. In the News Today - February 7, 2020

    February 07, 2020 | News

    Legislation Banning "Phantom Damages" Moving Through Florida Legislature; Lawsuit Over Salesforce Breach Could Set The Tone for CCPA... Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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, reports.... Read More