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. In the News Today - February 10, 2014

    February 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    Tennessee lawmakers can protect consumers by passing lawsuit lending regulations that are pending in both houses, writes Thurbert Baker in the Tennessean.... Read More

  2. Newspaper Highlights ILR Video Amid Passage of Lawsuit Lending Bill

    January 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    On Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate passed SB 1360, a bill to regulate the predatory practice of lawsuit lending.... Read More

  3. 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

  4. ILR Exposes Tennessee Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

    August 22, 2007 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Tennessee's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 13 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, which has voted to call itself the Tennessee Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name.... Read More