Delaware is ranked #1 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. It showed improvement in every key element category polled, the most noteworthy being Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits as it rose by 25 spots. Apart from 2017, Delaware had been ranked #1 in each previous release of the Lawsuit Climate Survey.


Delaware at a Glance

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  1. Judge Says $500K Punitive Damages Award Likely Caused By Juror Prejudice And Passion

    March 24, 2020 | News

    The Superior Court of Delaware has denied a request for judgment against an insurance company and ordered a new trial because the $500,000 in punitive damages was likely the product of passion or prejudice, according to a report in Legal Newsline. ... Read More

  2. Delaware Regains Nation's Top Lawsuit Climate Rank

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Reclaims Top Spot After Fall in 2017... Read More

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  5. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  6. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  7. Another Judge Rejects Merger Objection Securities Lawsuit

    September 06, 2019 | News

    A Delaware federal judge rejected a merger objection lawsuit because it wouldn't have created a "substantial benefit" to the shareholders, D&O Diary reports.... Read More

  8. ILR Research Review - Spring 2019

    March 21, 2019 | Research

    The rising pace of private securities class actions could present a threat to the health of U.S. capital markets, while the ongoing wave of municipality lawsuits stands in the way of global settlements and undermines the authority of lawmakers and state attorneys general. White papers covered in this edition of the ILR Research Review detail the causes and current state of these litigation trends, along with a full suite of solutions to address them.... Read More

  9. Risk and Reward: The Securities Fraud Class Action Lottery

    February 25, 2019 | Research

    Securities fraud class action lawyers are playing the "litigation lottery," filing often meritless cases against big companies on the off-chance of a big settlement. This research looks at all securities fraud class actions filed between 2005 and 2016 to reveal the true incentives that motivate plaintiffs' lawyers to roll the dice on these lawsuits, despite their high dismissal rate.... Read More

  10. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More