Rhode Island

Rhode Island is ranked #24 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the same as it was ranked in 2017. It saw double digit improvements in five out of 10 key element categories.


Rhode Island at a Glance

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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. WSJ Spotlights Municipalities' Growing Use of Contingency Fee Attorneys

    May 03, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal spotlights the growing use of contingency fee plaintiff firms by municipalities to sue private companies on behalf of the city or town. ... 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. Providence, RI, Motley Rice Team Up to File Slew of Antitrust Lawsuits

    September 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    The City of Providence, R.I., has developed quite a relationship with the Motley Rice plaintiffs' firm to file more than a dozen federal antitrust lawsuits since 2012.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - July 8, 2015

    July 08, 2015 | News and Blog

    Proctor & Gamble Co. will pay $850,000 in a settlement with California prosecutors over the amount of "slack fill," or unused space, in its Olay skin-care products packaging. The case is part of an uptick in litigation brought by plaintiffs' attorneys seizing on "slack fill." (Wall Street Journal)... Read More

  10. What's Next After Garlock?

    February 11, 2014 | News and Blog

    An aggressive fight from a defendant that suspected improprieties by plaintiffs could have big implications for future cases.... Read More