Utah is ranked #19 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, sliding seven positions from its 2017 ranking. This is the lowest ranking that it has received in the survey’s history. It decreased most in the key element categories of Damages and Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits.


Utah 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. AG Reyes Says GC's Should Engage with Prosecutors at Event Co-Hosted by ILR

    March 30, 2017 | News and Blog

    During an event co-hosted by ILR and the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center, Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes provided "practical tips" for company lawyers on how to work with state prosecutors, writes the National Law Journal. ... Read More

  7. State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

    March 21, 2017 | News and Blog

    The Attorney General of Utah, Sean Reyes, has sued four of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts in an effort to get them to comply with civil investigative demands that more than a dozen states have sent to the trusts. These demands seek information on whether the trusts are squandering money and failing to reimburse states for Medicare and Medicaid expenditures.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - April 1, 2016

    April 01, 2016 | News and Blog

    ILR Applauds Signing of Utah Law to Curb Asbestos Fraud: "Utah's new law aimed at stopping plaintiffs' lawyer 'double dipping' is a significant step toward fighting asbestos lawsuit abuse," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in a statement.... Read More

  9. U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Utah Law to Curb Asbestos Fraud

    March 31, 2016 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about Utah Governor Gary Herbert signing into law a bill to curb "double dip" claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system.... Read More

  10. Add Tennessee, Utah to the Growing List of States Combating Asbestos Fraud

    March 17, 2016 | News and Blog

    Last week, the Tennessee and Utah Legislatures each passed bills designed to stop the growing threat of fraud on asbestos trusts and keep true asbestos victims from being prey to plaintiffs' lawyers. ... Read More