New Hampshire

New Hampshire is #18 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping 13 places from 2017. It fell in most key element categories, with significant drops in Damages and Juries’ Fairness categories. It saw a rise in categories for Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements and Scientific and Technical Evidence.

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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. 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

  6. Union Leader Editorial Blasts State AG/Cohen Milstein Contingency Fee Arrangement

    March 16, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Union Leader editorial board blasts New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster's contingency fee arrangement with the Cohen Milstein plaintiffs' firm for "prescription opioid" litigation against pharmaceutical makers.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - March 15, 2016

    March 15, 2016 | News and Blog

    NH Judge Strikes Down AG/Cohen Milstein Contingency Fee Agreement: A New Hampshire state court judge struck down a contingency fee arrangement between state Attorney General Joseph Foster and plaintiffs' firm Cohen Milstein. ... 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. ExxonMobil Windfall Proving Too Tempting for NH Lawmakers?

    April 04, 2014 | News and Blog

    What happens when money from a so-called environmental clean-up lawsuit goes toward everything other than helping the environment?... Read More

  10. 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