Oklahoma is ranked #14 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its highest ranking to date and up 17 spots since 2017. It improved in nine out of 10 key element categories and saw the most improvement in Juries’ Fairness, where it rose from #27 to the #1 spot. It fell by two places in the key element category of Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements.


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  1. U.S. Chamber Issues Statement on Decision in Oklahoma Opioid Trial

    August 26, 2019 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) made the following statement about the decision in the Oklahoma opioid trial.... Read More

  2. Oklahoma Opioid Settlements Raise Concerns, Affected Municipalities See Little Benefit

    June 24, 2019 | News

    Oklahoma's settlements with Purdue and Teva have sparked tensions between Oklahoma municipalities and the state, The Washington Post reports.... Read More

  3. ILR President Rickard: Public Nuisance Lawsuits "Could Devour All of Tort"

    June 21, 2019 | News

    In a new op-ed in RealClearMarkets, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard said the rise of public nuisance lawsuits may create a "monster that could devour all of tort." ... Read More

  4. OU Law Professor: If AG's "Improper" Opioid Lawsuit Succeeds, It Could "Create a Monster"

    June 04, 2019 | News

    A University of Oklahoma law professor told Legal Newsline that if the state's opioid lawsuit is successful, it could create a monster that "easily could arise in Oklahoma and extend its tentacles well outside the opioid industry." ... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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