Texas ranked #39 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving one spot from 2015. Jefferson County, Texas is in the top ten cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.


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  1. Texas Legal Reforms to Play a Part in 'Ebola Lawsuits'?

    October 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Associated Press today writes about expected litigation from the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who was initially misdiagnosed but then passed away from Ebola after returning from West Africa.... Read More

  2. In The News Today - July 8, 2014

    July 08, 2014 | News and Blog

    New York plaintiffs' attorney lobbying organizations spent nearly $1.15 million "to lobby lawmakers against a push to lower awards in civil lawsuits." ... Read More

  3. In The News Today - July 7, 2014

    July 07, 2014 | News and Blog

    Six insurance companies are suing an asbestos personal injury trust set up by a U.S. unit of Philips that the insurers "suspect has been making millions of dollars in fraudulent payments to parties that cannot prove they were harmed by the company's asbestos products." ... Read More

  4. In the News Today - May 30, 2014

    May 30, 2014 | News and Blog

    A $42 million judgment against a group of former plaintiffs' attorneys in the 2005 Fen-Phen case will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal in the case.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - February 27, 2014

    February 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Supreme Court ruled that investors in a Ponzi scheme can sue third parties, including law firms and insurance brokers, finding that the securities aren't covered by the SLUSA.... Read More

  6. Texas Tort Reforms Turn Ten

    October 22, 2013 | News and Blog

    Texas is the number one job creator in the nation due, in no small part, to tort reforms enacted a decade ago, writes Texans for Lawsuit Reform CEO Richard W. Weekly.... Read More

  7. 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

  8. The Liability Climate in the States: Costs, Reforms and the Potential Impact on Jobs with Special Remarks by Governor Robert F. McDonnell

    October 26, 2011 | Video | Watch

  9. Despite Reforms, Texas Among Nation's Worst Legal Climates

    April 22, 2008 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, DC - Texas remains one of the ten worst legal climates in the country, according to Lawsuit Climate 2008: Ranking the States, an annual assessment of state liability systems conducted by Harris Interactive, a leading national market research firm, and released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).... Read More

  10. U.S. Chamber: Texas Rises Again in State Legal Rankings

    March 07, 2005 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today released its annual Harris Interactive 2005 State Liability Systems Ranking Study, which shows Texas ranked 44 in legal fairness, having risen two places since last year's study. "Governor Perry and the Texas legislature did the right thing by enacting comprehensive legal reform in 2003," said Thomas J. Donohue, Chamber President and CEO. "Texas courts now need to do their part by strictly applying the laws to protect the due process of Texas citizens."... Read More