North Carolina

North Carolina ranked #33 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling 26 spots. This is the lowest ranking for the state since 2002. The state was one of only three that saw an overall decrease in its raw score from the 2012 survey. 


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  1. 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

  2. In the News Today - April 9, 2015

    April 09, 2015 | News and Blog

    Law firm Belluck & Fox has moved to block an order issued in March by a North Carolina magistrate judge allowing gasket-maker Garlock Sealing Technologies to subpoena documents from 55 bankruptcy trusts and claims processing facilities involved in bringing misleading litigation against the now-defunct company. (Law360)... Read More

  3. In The News Today - June 20, 2014

    June 20, 2014 | News and Blog

    Twitter, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - this one a $5 million suit that accuses the social networking company of sending "unsolicited text messages."... Read More

  4. In The News Today - June 16, 2014

    June 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    A proposed product liability bill in North Carolina has been shelved.... Read More

  5. In The News Today - June 12, 2014

    June 12, 2014 | News and Blog

    The state of Florida argued Wednesday to a state appellate court that it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. The court deemed it frivolous, "saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - May 28, 2014

    May 28, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a post about how some states are getting, "more aggressive with unclaimed property," TaxAnalysts's Maria Koklanaris highlights ILR's recent white paper, "Unclaimed Property: Best Practices for State Administrators and the Use of Private Audit Firms".... Read More

  7. In the News Today - May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Garlock decision has spurred state legislators in North Carolina to consider Senate Bill 648, which would curb 'double dipping' by asbestos claimants, "who sue to recover damages from exposure to asbestos to disclose all other claims they have filed or might file, and the disposition of those claims."... Read More

  8. Garlock Order a Sign that Wall of Asbestos Trust 'Secrecy' Crumbling?

    May 07, 2014 | News and Blog

    Forbes' Dan Fisher writes that, "the wall of secrecy plaintiff attorneys have erected around asbestos claims has begun to crumble" as a judge in North Carolina granted Ford Motor Company's request to, "see forms filed in a prominent bankruptcy case as a way to ferret out suspected fraud and double-dipping."... Read More

  9. Court Ruling Shines a Spotlight on Asbestos Lawsuit Abuses

    January 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    Visitors to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., often notice the phrase "Equal Justice Under Law" engraved above the front entrance. Its prominent placement demonstrates the value Americans place in a fair and impartial justice system and the rule of law.... Read More

  10. Judge Finds Discovery Abuse by Lawyers

    January 13, 2014 | News and Blog

    On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge cut an asbestos award to $125 million after finding lawyers in the case coached their clients to "forget" certain facts that would increase the defendant's liability and to change their stories in other lawsuits.... Read More