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. 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

  2. In the News Today - February 25, 2020

    February 25, 2020 | News

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

  3. In the News Today - February 19, 2020

    February 19, 2020 | News

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. In the News Today - October 3, 2019

    October 03, 2019 | News

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

  10. 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