Arizona

Arizona is ranked #25 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the same as in 2015. The state has consistently ranked in the top 25 states overall. In 2017, Arizona rose 11 spots in the key element category of treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.

Arizona at a Glance


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  1. In the News Today - September 7, 2016

    September 07, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Illinois Civil Justice League released a study yesterday showing that "campaign contributions from trial lawyers to Illinois politicians and judges topped $35.25 million during the past 15 years."... Read More

  2. In the News Today - May 16, 2016

    May 16, 2016 | News and Blog

    WSJ Notes ILR Opposition to Third Party Litigation Funding: In an article spotlighting the growth of larger investors, such as pension funds, in third party litigation funding, the Wall Street Journal notes that, litigation funders have faced a few consistent opponents, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform, which argues that it prompts unnecessary litigation. ... Read More

  3. Former AG McKenna says FACT Act Would Protect Asbestos Claimants' "Sensitive Personal Information"

    February 29, 2016 | News and Blog

    In an interview with Arizona Business Daily, former Washington Attorney General Robert McKenna says the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act would "discourage fraud and abuse" while protecting asbestos trust claimants' "sensitive personal information and confidential medical records from disclosure and misuse."... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 29, 2016

    February 29, 2016 | News and Blog

    Former AG McKenna says FACT Act Would Protect Asbestos Claimants' "Sensitive Personal Information" In an interview with Arizona Business Daily, former Washington Attorney General Robert McKenna says the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act would "discourage fraud and abuse" while protecting asbestos trust claimants' "sensitive personal information and confidential medical records from disclosure and misuse."... Read More

  5. New ILR Study Shows Need for FACT Act

    February 23, 2016 | News and Blog

    Could ILR's new study, Insights & Inconsistencies: Lessons from the Garlock Trust Claims, help "bolster" efforts to pass the FACT Act?... Read More

  6. Sen. Jeff Flake Champions Fact Act to 'Discourage Fraud and Abuse'

    February 12, 2016 | News and Blog

    U.S. Senator Jeff Flake is a sponsor of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act because a "lack of transparency and oversight has resulted in a system where claimants can file inconsistent claims among the numerous trusts or against trusts and solvent companies in the tort system," Flake's spokesperson told Arizona Business Daily. ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - January 26, 2016

    January 26, 2016 | News and Blog

    2015 Saw Big Increase in Federal Securities Class Actions: A survey released by NERA Economic Consulting found that the number of federal securities cases filed against businesses reached its highest level (234) since 2008, with an 8% increase over 2014. (Business Insurance)... Read More

  8. In the News Today - December 21, 2015

    December 21, 2015 | News and Blog

    AZ Business Groups Back the FACT Act: The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Manufacturers Council sent a letter in April asking U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to support the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (Arizona Business Daily)... Read More

  9. In the News Today - December 15, 2015

    December 15, 2015 | News and Blog

    TCPA lawsuit forces medical device company into bankruptcy: The owner of an Arizona company that sells spinal decompression equipment says he made a "one-time mistake" sending a group fax and now faces bankruptcy because of the ensuing TCPA class action. "This is my only source of income, and there's no way we could pay for what might turn out to be a $300,000 to $500,000 lawsuit," said Brian Self, owner of Double Your Decompression. (Legal Newsline)... Read More

  10. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More