Ohio

Ohio is ranked #35 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its lowest rank in the survey’s history and down nine spots since 2017. Ohio fell in most key element categories, with the highest drops in Trial Judges’ Competence and Quality of Appellate Review. It only improved in one category, rising by one spot in Juries’ Fairness.

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  1. In the News Today - September 27, 2019

    September 27, 2019 | News

    Group of Cities Say "Negotiation Class" May Be Unlawful; "Absolute Panic" Among Cities Facing Negotiation Class Deadline... Read More

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. In the News Today - July 29, 2019

    July 29, 2019 | News

    Ohio Attorney General Urges Judge to Reject "Negotiation Class"... Read More

  7. Negotiation Class Idea "Should Be Rejected," Former AG Says

    July 16, 2019 | News

    In a joint op-ed, Connecticut's former attorney general and former chief deputy attorney general said the novel negotiation class idea proposed by plaintiffs' lawyers in the massive opioid-related multidistrict litigation in Ohio "should be rejected outright or fundamentally revised."... Read More

  8. North Dakota Joins Ohio in Rejecting Controversial ALI Restatement

    April 05, 2019 | News

    Late last month, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law stating that judges in the state "may not apply, give weight to, or afford recognition to, the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance as an authoritative reference" with respect to North Dakota laws and rules. ... Read More

  9. Texas Lawmakers Move Against American Law Institute's Controversial Restatement

    March 19, 2019 | News

    Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to discourage the state's judges from using the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, the Pennsylvania Record reports.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - March 13, 2019

    March 13, 2019 | News

    Future of Opioid Litigation May Be Bankruptcy... Read More