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. ILR Commends New Arkansas AG Sunshine and Arizona Asbestos Claims Reform Laws

    April 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    ILR President Lisa A. Rickard yesterday released two statements praising both Arkansas and Arizona for their recent progress in reforming attorney general sunshine and asbestos claims laws in the respective states.... Read More

  2. Arkansas Supreme Court Tosses $1.2 B Verdict

    March 20, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a $1.2 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson on Thursday.... 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