California is ranked #47 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, consistent with its poor ranking in previous surveys. California has been in the bottom five since 2010, and the highest ranking it has ever reached is #44. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments. 

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In the News Today - February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018 | News and Blog

AOB Lawsuits Top Insurance Litigation in 2017; NYU Professor: ‘I Certainly Believe' Calif. Cities Will Lose Their Lawsuits Read More »

California Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Landmark Lead Paint Ruling

February 20, 2018 | News and Blog

The California Supreme Court last week declined to hear an appeal of a landmark ruling that held paint manufactures liable for lead paint removal, The Recorder reports. Read More »

In the News Today - February 8, 2018

February 08, 2018 | News and Blog

Despite Judge's Tongue-Lashing, 'Serial Objector' Escapes RICO Suit; Oakland Would Pay 23.5% Of Recovery From Its Climate Lawsuit To Private Lawyers Read More »

In the News Today - February 2, 2018

February 02, 2018 | News and Blog

New report: PIP Repeal Could Cost Florida Motorists; SEC Asked to Investigate Potential Fraud in California Bond Offerings Over Climate Change Risk Read More »

In the News Today - January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 | News and Blog

Foreign Companies Face Perils Of U.S. Litigiousness And Erratic DoJ/SEC Enforcement; California high court ruling in Novartis liability case differs from existing law, experts say Read More »

Ninth Circ. Raises Standard for Multistate Class Action Settlements

January 25, 2018 | News and Blog

Legal experts say a Ninth Circuit ruling has raised the bar for multistate class action settlement approval, writes Law360. Read More »

In the News Today - January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 | News and Blog

Judge Expected to Rule Whether Coffee is Subject to California Warning Labels; Lawsuit Asks If Companies Funding Litigation Are Breaking Florida Law Read More »

Top 10 Legal Reform Blogs of 2017

January 10, 2018 | News and Blog

From TCPA and TPLF commentary, to trial lawyer advertising, review ILR's top ten blogs from 2017. Read More »

In the News Today - January 9, 2018

January 09, 2018 | News and Blog

Exxon Prepares To Sue California Cities, Says They Contradict Themselves On the Impact of Climate Change Read More »

"Lawsuit-Happy Culture" Contributing to "Terrible Business Climate" in Calif.

January 04, 2018 | News and Blog

The director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law wrote an op-ed in Law360 saying that a "lawsuit-happy culture" has created a "terrible business climate" in California. Read More »

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