Maryland is ranked #27 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping by eight places since its all-time high of #19 in 2017. It fell the most in the Trial Judges’ Competence category and improved the most in the Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits category.


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  1. In the News Today - July 17, 2015

    July 17, 2015 | News and Blog

    "The harm from vague and ambiguous TCPA rules is not merely felt by current consumers and current businesses, but by innovative companies, both in business today and those that may never develop as a result of TCPA," writes Harold Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. (Forbes)... Read More

  2. In The News Today - June 9, 2014

    June 09, 2014 | News and Blog

    A Maryland judge has, "freed Pfizer Inc. from a personal injury suit blaming insulation manufactured by its defunct subsidiary Quigley Co" in an asbestos suit. ... Read More

  3. Maryland Asbestos Litigation

    February 19, 2014 | News and Blog

    A Mixed Bag In 2013 With Some Sound Rulings, Opportunities Missed, And Improvements Needed... Read More

  4. 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