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. 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

  2. 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

  3. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  4. ILR Exposes Kansas Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

    August 01, 2007 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Kansas's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, which has voted to call itself the Kansas Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name.... Read More

  5. Kansas Lawmakers Pass Measure To Limit COVID-19 Suits

    December 31, 1969 | News

    Today, the Kansas Legislature passed a sweeping coronavirus measure aimed at shielding businesses and healthcare providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits, according to a report in the Associated Press.... Read More