New Jersey

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New Jersey is ranked #43 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping two positions since 2017. This is the lowest rank it has received in the survey’s history. It improved in the key element categories of Trial Judges’ Impartiality, Trial Judges’ Competence, and Quality of Appellate Review, but declined in five others.

New Jersey at a Glance


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  1. In the News Today - September 20, 2019

    September 20, 2019 | News

    Plaintiffs Offer Judge Chance to Review TPLF When Funder Has Input on Litigation Decisions; New Jersey Supreme Court Is State's "Glimmer of Hope"... Read More

  2. New Jersey's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    The Garden State Fell to Its Lowest Rank Ever... Read More

  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. In the News Today - September 26, 2018

    September 26, 2018 | News

    Protein Bar Manufacturer Says "Professional Plaintiff" Never Ate the Bar She Sued Over; New Jersey Court Offers Competing Autodialer Definitions... Read More

  6. Bad Faith Bill May Endanger New Jersey Insurance Market

    August 20, 2018 | News

    Garden State legislators may be about to cripple the state's insurance markets with a liability expanding bill on "bad faith." ... Read More

  7. New Jersey Supreme Court Cites Higher Evidence Standard in Pharma Case

    August 02, 2018 | News

    A unanimous decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court suggested that the state's courts will now adhere to Daubert evidence standards, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  8. ILR's Kim: NJ Lawmakers on Verge of "Jeopardizing" State's Innovative Reputation

    July 31, 2018 | News

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Executive Vice President Harold Kim has an op-ed in NJBiz on two bills making their way through the New Jersey Legislature that may "drive up insurance costs and encourage frivolous litigation."... Read More

  9. 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

  10. In the News Today - February 23, 2018

    February 23, 2018 | News

    Fears of More N.J. Plaintiffs Spur Biz Push for Legal Fixes; SCOTUS Likely Won't Review 'Case-Killer' TCPA Decision... Read More