Kansas

Kansas is ranked #32 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. It has fallen 14 spots since 2017. It declined in nine key element categories, dropping 31 positions in the Treatment of Class Actions and Mass Consolidations Suits category, but saw a five spot increase in Trial Judges’ Competence.

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  1. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Are We?

    June 28, 2019 | Blogs

    After the recent Kansas Supreme Court decision to lift caps on non-economic damages, Dorothy may not want to click her ruby slippers three times to go home. ... Read More

  6. Texas Lawmakers Move Against American Law Institute's Controversial Restatement

    March 19, 2019 | News

    Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to discourage the state's judges from using the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, the Pennsylvania Record reports.... Read More

  7. 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

  8. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More

  9. In The News Today - February 19, 2015

    February 19, 2015 | News and Blog

    "To grow our economy, we must enact meaningful workers compensation reform, unemployment insurance reform, lawsuit reform, pension reform and tax reform," said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in his first annual budget address yesterday. ... Read More

  10. Sunflower State Sanity on Unclaimed Property

    February 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    Kansas recently bucked a national trend of states haphazardly hiring private auditors to dredge up purportedly unclaimed property as an alternative revenue stream. ... Read More