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. 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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. U.S. Chamber Denounces Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling Voiding State's Landmark Legal Reform Law

    June 06, 2013 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement denouncing the Oklahoma Supreme Court's ruling this week striking down the state's landmark 2009 legal reform law.... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber Applauds Gov. Fallin for Signing Law Aimed to Curb Litigation Abuses

    May 07, 2013 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement today applauding Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for signing into law Senate Bill 404... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber Film Spotlights How Lawsuits Closed a Manufacturing Icon

    December 27, 2012 | Press Release

    The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced the release of a first-of-its-kind short film spotlighting the last week in business for portable gas can manufacturer Blitz USA before frivolous lawsuits forced it to close. The short film, viewable at FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org, marks the campaign's most aggressive effort to date in chronicling the toll lawsuit abuse takes on American small businesses and jobs.... Read More

  8. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More