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. In the News Today - June 8, 2015

    June 08, 2015 | News and Blog

    With lawmakers coming back for an extended legislative session, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is hitting the road this week as part of his "Turnaround Illinois" tour. A major priority in his "Turnaround Agenda" is tort reform. (Illinois News Network)... Read More

  2. In the News Today - May 21, 2015

    May 21, 2015 | News and Blog

    Previously sealed evidence that led to landmark ruling and scathing judgment of asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy now can be found and accessed on Legal Newsline's website. (Legal Newsline)... Read More

  3. In The News Today - March 5, 2015

    March 05, 2015 | News and Blog

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday signed her first-ever bill in her short tenure as governor - a "controversial" bill (House Bill 2700) that redirects "unclaimed class action damage awards to the state's legal fund." (The Oregonian)... Read More

  4. Class Action Reform at Ten Years

    February 27, 2015 | News and Blog

    This morning, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing commemorating the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Class Action Fairness Act. ... Read More

  5. In The News Today - January 29, 2015

    January 29, 2015 | News and Blog

    Standard & Poors is reportedly close to finalizing a $1.37 billion government settlement over allegations involving mortgage bond ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis.... Read More

  6. Massachusetts AG Considering Lawsuit Against Painkiller Manufacturers

    January 05, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Massachusetts Attorney General-elect Maura Healey is considering suing manufacturers of prescription painkillers over their marketing practices – similar to litigation being pursued by the city of Chicago and two California counties.... Read More

  7. In The News Today - December 16, 2014

    December 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. ... Read More

  8. In The News Today - November 24, 2014

    November 24, 2014 | News and Blog

    The U.S. Supreme Court has provided a "friendly ear to business concerns," especially in the area of class actions, according to National Law Journal writers Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle. ... Read More

  9. In The News Today - November 6, 2014

    November 06, 2014 | News and Blog

    An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell highlights "excessive regulations and frivolous lawsuits that are driving up costs for families and preventing the economy from growing" as one of the top priorities for reform under the newly elected Republican majority in the House and Senate.... Read More

  10. In The News Today - September 10, 2014

    September 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    Purdue Pharma LP is seeking to block Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC from representing the city in its suit over the marketing of opioid painkillers. ... Read More