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 - July 26, 2018

    July 26, 2018 | News

    California Court Rejects Doctor's Attempt to Force Warning Labels on Cereal; 1st Circuit Denies Labaton Effort to Dismiss Judge... Read More

  2. In the News Today - July 18, 2018

    July 18, 2018 | News

    Federal Grand Jury Adds 23rd Charge to West Virginia Supreme Court Justice's Indictment; Companies in Lead Paint Litigation Ask SCOTUS to Review Judgment... Read More

  3. In the News Today - July 12, 2018

    July 12, 2018 | News

    Calif. Lawmaker Who Killed Trial Lawyer Advertising Bill Accepted $650K In Contributions From Lawyers; "Moving Toward Disclosure of Third-Party Funding in Litigation;" West Virginia State Supreme Court Justice Resigns... Read More

  4. In the News Today - July 10, 2018

    July 10, 2018 | News

    Examining California's New Data Privacy Law... Read More

  5. California Coffee Kills

    July 03, 2018 | Blogs

    Or at least, that's what the state's Proposition 65 law might lead you to believe.... Read More

  6. Judge Dismisses San Francisco and Oakland Lawsuits Against Energy Companies

    June 26, 2018 | News

    A federal judge in California tossed lawsuits filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland against five major oil and gas companies over potential effects of climate change.... Read More

  7. Personal Injury Attorney Says "Lawyers Will be Lawyers" in Potential Litigation Against Transportation Startups

    June 13, 2018 | News

    A California lawyer seemed to suggest that lawyers will soon target new transportation startups that allow consumers to pick up and ride scooters in big cities, Bloomberg reports.... Read More

  8. Bristol-Myers Squibb Battlegrounds: Personal Jurisdiction, A Year Later

    June 12, 2018 | Video | Watch

  9. The Climate Change Tort Racket

    June 11, 2018 | News

    Plaintiffs' attorneys and left-leaning politicians are ganging up to shake down big oil, according to an editorial by The Wall Street Journal.... Read More

  10. BMS Battlegrounds: Practical Advice for Litigating Personal Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers

    June 04, 2018 | Research

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court was a clear statement that the days of blatant, unchecked plaintiff forum shopping in search of outsized verdicts are at an end. ILR's research explores this paradigm shift and provides practical advice for defendants litigating BMS in the trenches.... Read More