Oklahoma is ranked #31 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving two spots from 2015. The state had positive movement in three of ten key element categories: having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, judges' impartiality, and juries' fairness.

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  1. Oklahoma Attorney General Warns Oklahoma City Council Against Filing Its Own Opioid Lawsuit

    July 17, 2018 | News

    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said the Oklahoma City Council "should consider calling a timeout" on its negotiations to opt out of the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to file one of its own, The Oklahoman reports.... Read More

  2. 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

  3. In the News Today - December 17, 2015

    December 17, 2015 | News and Blog

    2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews)... Read More

  4. Media, State Legal Reform Groups, Continue to Highlight ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings

    September 28, 2015 | News and Blog

    The release of ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Rankings continues to generate wide media coverage. Here is a collection of some new coverage the rankings garnered over the weekend.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - September 22, 2015

    September 22, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Oklahoman editorial board notes the state's improved ranking (33rd) in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate rankings, writing, "Oklahoma is improving its national reputation regarding lawsuit issues at a time when such issues are growing in importance to businesses." (The Oklahoman)... Read More

  6. ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Continues to Gain Wide Media Coverage

    September 14, 2015 | News and Blog

    "Illinois is a litigation haven that beckons to trial lawyers across the nation, and it's hurting your state's reputation," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard, as quoted in a syndicated Illinois News Network story that ran in publications throughout Illinois over the weekend.... Read More

  7. 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

  8. Oklahoma Unclaimed Property Bills Seek Balance

    March 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    We've written often about states hiring aggressive auditors on a contingency fee basis to dredge up purportedly unclaimed property, and released a 2014 paper recommending best practices for state administrators in hiring such firms. Unfortunately, the profit motive of these firms often creates a built-in incentive to aggressively interpret and exceed the boundaries of unclaimed property laws.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - October 25, 2013

    October 25, 2013 | News and Blog

    An Oklahoma jury ordered Toyota to pay $3 million in compensatory damages for electronic defects that caused a vehicle to accelerate out of control into a wall, the first time a jury has determined that faulty electronics caused a crash.... Read More

  10. Oklahoma Legislature Begins Tort Reform Special Session

    September 04, 2013 | News and Blog

    On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Legislature returned to the capitol to begin a special session to re-enact a series of tort reforms that were dismissed by the state Supreme Court because they were packaged into one bill, which is not allowed under state law.... Read More