Tennessee is ranked #34 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling four positions since 2017. Despite rising in the key element category of Scientific and Technical Evidence, as well as Trial Judges’ Competence, this is the lowest ranking that it has received in the survey’s history.


Tennessee at a Glance

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  1. Coronavirus Litigation Against Nursing Homes Takes Off in Tennessee

    April 14, 2020 | News

    Lawyers in Tennessee are already running commercials targeting nursing homes for coronavirus lawsuits, an effort that Tennessee's Health Care Association (THCA) calls "simply wrong," according to a report in Legal Newsline. ... Read More

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. NPR Highlights Trial Lawyer "Referral Mills," Advertising Bonanza

    July 03, 2019 | Blogs

    A recent spree of lawsuit advertising to recruit plaintiffs for Roundup weed-killer litigation is just the latest example of the trial lawyer "money machine" in action, according to reporting from National Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report. ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - April 15, 2019

    April 15, 2019 | News

    Growing Number of Securities Lawsuits Boosting Prices For D&O Insurance; New Tennessee Law A "Win for Consumers And For Companies"... Read More

  8. Tennessee Enacts Nation's First Law to Curb Deceptive Trial Lawyer Ads

    April 11, 2019 | Blogs

    Tennessee lived up to its ‘America at its Best' slogan this week by enacting the nation's first law to curb deceptive trial lawyer ads targeting prescription drugs and medical devices. As anyone who watches TV or goes online likely knows, plaintiffs' lawyers aggressively market such ads to scare consumers-many times senior citizens-into filing lawsuits. Trial lawyers spent almost $1 billion on advertising in 2017, and seem to be keeping the pedal to the metal. ... Read More

  9. In the News Today - March 26, 2019

    March 26, 2019 | News

    Tennessee Bill Reining in Misleading Trial Lawyer Ads Heads to Governor... Read More

  10. Tennessee Bill Reining in Misleading Trial Lawyer Ads Heads to Governor

    March 26, 2019 | Blogs

    Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB 352 in a bipartisan vote and yesterday the Senate concurred, on a first of its kind bill that would ban deceptive drug and medical device ads that plaintiffs' lawyers use to recruit clients. Gov. Bill Lee now has the chance to sign it into law. ... Read More