Oregon is ranked #25 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling four positions since 2017. Oregon fell in six out of 10 key element categories, with the greatest drop in the Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements category, but it rose by 25 positions in the category of Judges’ Competence.


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  1. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. In the News Today - February 3, 2017

    February 03, 2017 | News and Blog

    Chevron U.S.A. v. National Resources Defense Council, a landmark 1984 decision that directs federal courts to accept an agency's reasonable resolution of ambiguity in a statute may be "uprooted" as both Congress and several Supreme Court judges, including recently nominated Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch, have a "palpable" disdain for the Chevron deference.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - September 16, 2016

    September 16, 2016 | News and Blog

    The House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing on September 22 on the Telephone Consumer Protect Act (TCPA).... Read More

  8. In the News Today - February 11, 2016

    February 11, 2016 | News and Blog

    Debate Over Oregon Plaintiffs' Bar Bill Turns Heated: The Oregon House faced a contentious debate over legislation (House Bill 4136) that would increase payouts in wrongful death cases from $500,000 to $1.5 million. One legislator even tried to highlight the $359,000 that the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association donated to Democratic candidates in 2014 by "toting along a giant check to use as a prop." The bill ended up passing 33-26, with almost every Republican and three Democrats voting no. (The Oregonian)... Read More

  9. 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

  10. In The News Today - March 6, 2015

    March 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    "It's all about bringing transparency," said ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim, commenting on Arizona House Bill 2603. The bill requires plaintiffs' attorneys to disclose whether they have already or plan to seek damages from bankruptcy trusts established by asbestos-related companies.... Read More