Pennsylvania is ranked #38 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Philadelphia was found to be one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments in the country.

Pennsylvania at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - March 31, 2014

    March 31, 2014 | News and Blog

    A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed nearly 6,000 asbestos lawsuits, finding that Ohio - not Pennsylvania - has jurisdiction in the case. ... Read More

  2. In the News Today - November 26, 2013

    November 26, 2013 | News and Blog

    Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in Chevron's suit accusing a plaintiffs' lawyer of using bribery, fraud, and extortion to win a $9.5 billion verdict in Ecuador. ... Read More

  3. In the News Today - November 14, 2013

    November 14, 2013 | News and Blog

    Ecuador's highest court affirmed a verdict against Chevron but cut the $19 billion verdict in half. Chevron is fighting the judgment in a New York court, accusing the plaintiffs' lead lawyer of witness tampering and fraud.... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue on How States' Lawsuit Climates Influence Job Creators

    October 24, 2012 | Video | Watch

  5. Lisa Rickard Releases the 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    October 24, 2012 | Video | Watch

  6. Pennsylvania Lawsuit Climate Among Nation's Worst

    September 10, 2012 | Press Release

    Seven in 10 business leaders say lawsuit climate ‘significant factor' in determining where to expand, grow ... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue on Pennsylvania's Lawsuit Climate

    September 10, 2012 | Video | Watch

  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