Virginia

Virginia is ranked #12 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling two spots from its 2017 ranking. In the key element category of Discovery it ranked #1, but it also realized double digit declines in four categories: Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements, Damages, Trial Judges’ Competence, and Juries’ Fairness.

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  1. In the News Today - November 18, 2013

    November 18, 2013 | News and Blog

    Irvington, NJ is moving forward with a plan to use eminent domain to seize mortgages that are in foreclosure, becoming the second city to do so.... Read More

  2. More Companies Asking For Action on Patent Trolls

    October 28, 2013 | News and Blog

    Patent trolls have become so prevalent that even companies with few or no patents are now demanding change.... 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