Arkansas

Arkansas is ranked #36 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising five places from 2015. The state moved up 15 spots in the key element categories of having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.

Arkansas at a Glance


All Results for Arkansas

  1. Judge's Probe into Overbilling May Uncover Broad Corruption Scheme

    June 20, 2018 | News

    A Boston judge's probe into potential overbilling in the $300 million securities lawsuit against State Street Corp. has led to questions about potential public corruption involving plaintiffs' lawyers and an Arkansas pension fund, National Law Journal reports.... Read More

  2. Teachers' Pension System to Withdraw as Lead Plaintiff in Controversial Securities Lawsuit

    June 06, 2018 | News

    Trustees for the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System voted to withdraw as the lead plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit embroiled in an attorneys' fee controversy, Arkansas Online reports.... Read More

  3. State Lawsuits Show Differing Strategies, Views on Private Attorney Contracts

    May 29, 2018 | News

    The wave of six new opioid-related state lawsuits demonstrate the emerging differences in how state governments choose to litigate mass action cases, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  4. 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

  5. In the News Today - June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017 | News and Blog

    Missouri 'Marches Toward Daubert': On August 28, a newly-enacted Missouri law will go into effect which will allow the state to "join the federal courts and 39 other states in applying the Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert testimony."... Read More

  6. In the News Today - September 19, 2016

    September 19, 2016 | News and Blog

    An article about an Arkansas legal reform ballot initiative cites the state's 41st ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. If approved by voters, the initiative "would amend the state constitution to require the Legislature to set a cap on non-economic damages, such as damages for pain and suffering, at no less than $250,000 in a civil suit against a health-care provider."... Read More

  7. ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Garners Wide National Media Coverage

    September 11, 2015 | News and Blog

    Yesterday, ILR and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sent a strong message through the news media about the need to improve the civil liability climate in Illinois and throughout the country. Our press conference to launch the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was a great success and well attended by both national and local media.... Read More

  8. Survey Finds Arkansas' Lawsuit Climate Ranks Among Worst in Nation

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    75 Percent of Business Leaders Surveyed Say Lawsuit Climate a 'Significant Factor' in Determining Where to Expand, Grow... Read More

  9. 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

  10. U.S. Chamber Applauds Enactment of Arkansas Law to Rein in Lawsuit Lending Abuses

    April 03, 2015 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor Asa Hutchinson for signing into law a bill to rein in lawsuit lending abuses (SB 882). ... Read More