Year

Rankings by Various Categories

2015
2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation 41 28 38 44 42 46 44 43 43 43
Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements 28 17 32 41 38 44 * * * *
Treatment of Class Action Suits & Mass Consolidation Suits 20 7 32 44 34 43 41 43 37 33
Punitive Damages * * * 41 37 39 38 37 37 35
Non-economic Damages * * * 43 40 45 * * * *
Damages 31 26 35 * * * * * * *
Timeliness of Summary Judgment or Dismissal 12 23 43 44 43 47 43 38 46 40
Discovery 20 23 35 44 43 46 39 42 43 37
Scientific and Technical Evidence 35 18 30 46 44 46 42 34 27 40
Judges' Impartiality 30 31 37 45 43 46 40 31 39 43
Judges' Competence 32 30 36 46 42 46 40 37 36 43
Juries' Fairness 26 31 35 41 40 46 43 37 39 43
Juries' Predictability * * * 35 41 47 40 40 43 32
OVERALL STATE RANKING 30 29 35 45 42 46 41 39 43 40