Year

Rankings by Various Categories

2015
2012 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation 23 21 12 18 16 29 33 34 21 42
Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements 17 21 9 16 15 34 * * * *
Treatment of Class Action Suits & Mass Consolidation Suits 26 15 10 24 18 33 33 29 16 37
Punitive Damages * * * * * * * * * *
Non-economic Damages * * * 19 22 29 * * * *
Damages 26 25 15 * * * * * * *
Timeliness of Summary Judgment or Dismissal 18 22 9 30 39 33 42 39 31 45
Discovery 15 25 18 20 22 35 34 35 22 39
Scientific and Technical Evidence 3 8 3 1 4 7 12 12 10 35
Judges' Impartiality 12 9 10 16 19 29 26 27 18 30
Judges' Competence 2 8 6 13 10 23 18 22 12 29
Juries' Fairness 23 19 12 27 19 29 29 31 25 34
Juries' Predictability * * * 21 23 35 31 36 21 44
OVERALL STATE RANKING 17 19 9 18 18 32 31 28 22 36