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.


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  1. In the News Today - September 18, 2017

    September 18, 2017 | News and Blog

    Study: Delaware losing edge as leading corporate litigation; Consumer advocates and banking groups size up undecided Sen. Kennedy in battle over class-action lawsuit restrictions... Read More

  2. Lawsuit Climate Survey Serves as a "Wakeup Call" For Delaware

    September 14, 2017 | News and Blog

    Delaware's drop from perennial number one to 11th in ILR's 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States should serve as a "wakeup" call for the state, said ILR's Bryan Quigley to WHYY in Philadelphia.... Read More

  3. GM Sues Asbestos Trusts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York

    March 07, 2017 | News and Blog

    General Motors (GM) filed suits on Monday against asbestos trusts in three separate states seeking recovery of trust money paid to the estate of an employee who also received payments from the automaker to settle asbestos exposure claims.... Read More

  4. 'The judicial system is being manipulated,' says former Delaware judge in making case for FACT Act

    March 22, 2016 | News and Blog

    "I think Senator Durbin and the trial attorneys have a lot of control in this area, and they are a very strong, well-organized group. They make huge amounts of money in this litigation. It's a cash cow," former Delaware Superior Court Judge Peggy Abelman told Illinois Business Daily about opponents of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act.... Read More

  5. Court Tosses Champerty Claim, Allows DuPont Lawsuit to Proceed Despite Presence of Litigation Financing

    March 18, 2016 | News and Blog

    A Delaware court recently allowed a lawsuit to proceed against DuPont that was funded by outside groups, including one of the largest funders, Burford Capital. The plaintiffs in the matter sold their lawsuit to Burford and others in exchange for a percentage of the award if the litigation was successful. ... Read More

  6. ILR Urges Delaware Court to Do More to Stop 'Baseless' M&A Lawsuits, reports Bloomberg BNA

    February 12, 2016 | News and Blog

    Bloomberg BNA reports on ILR's recent statement regarding the Delaware Chancery Court's "heightened review of disclosure-only settlements."... Read More

  7. In the News Today - January 28, 2016

    January 28, 2016 | News and Blog

    Delaware Chancery Court Takes Step Toward ‘Curtailing Abusive Deal Litigation': Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard, "handed down an opinion that makes all-but-unreachable the low hanging fruit of ‘disclosure settlements' for plaintiffs' lawyers who sue on ‘virtually every transaction.'" He essentially "told lawyers for future plaintiffs that if they want to be paid for bringing cases alleging defective disclosure, they will have to take them to trial." (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 6, 2016

    January 06, 2016 | News and Blog

    ‘The Judge Who Shoots Down Merger Lawsuits': The Wall Street Journal profiles Delaware Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, a "notoriously tough judge who has shown thinning patience" with disclosure-only merger lawsuits, which are thus being filed in decreasing numbers in the state. (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  9. In the News Today - October 19, 2015

    October 19, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Associated Press this weekend spotlighted the "increasingly aggressive" tactics of state governments to track down unclaimed property. Thanks to these aggressive tactics, a startup by two medical researchers who developed a Hepatitis B treatment was forced to sue the state of Delaware when the state aggressively took control of $1.7 million of the company's stock. The company took a big loss in the process. (Associated Press)... Read More

  10. In the News Today - October 12, 2015

    October 12, 2015 | News and Blog

    In rejecting the settlement of a shareholder lawsuit against Hewletter-Packard Co., a Delaware judge said "the welter of litigation challenging corporate mergers has become a systemic problem." (Wall Street Journal)... Read More