California

California is ranked #47 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  Both Los Angeles and San Francisco made the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment.  California is in the bottom five of eight of the ten elements evaluated in the survey, sitting at the absolute bottom in treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits, and damages.

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The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research

This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 | News and Blog

Plaintiffs increased their filing of new federal class action securities cases by 44% in 2016 as compared to 2015. Additionally, 56 percent of all filings in 2016 took place in the Ninth and Second Circuits Read More »

In the News Today - February 6, 2017

February 06, 2017 | News and Blog

Most of the plaintiffs in product-liability cases filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers in California courts were brought by people who live in other states, finds a recent study by the Civil Justice Association of California. Read More »

In the News Today - February 3, 2017

February 03, 2017 | News and Blog

Chevron U.S.A. v. National Resources Defense Council, a landmark 1984 decision that directs federal courts to accept an agency's reasonable resolution of ambiguity in a statute may be "uprooted" as both Congress and several Supreme Court judges, including recently nominated Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch, have a "palpable" disdain for the Chevron deference. Read More »

In the News Today - January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 | News and Blog

Senator Orrin Hatch writes on the need for mens rea, or "guilty mind," requirements in our courts. He says that in recent years "these crucial protections have eroded through regulatory encroachment and congressional inattention." Read More »

In the News Today - January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 | News and Blog

A new study released by the Civil Justice Association of California found that ninety percent of the 25,503 plaintiffs in pharmaceutical product liability lawsuits between January 2010 and May 2016 in California are from out of state. Read More »

New Study Finds 90% of California Pharmaceutical Plaintiffs are from Other States

January 25, 2017 | News and Blog

Ninety percent of the 25,503 plaintiffs in pharmaceutical product liability lawsuits between January 2010 and May 2016 in California are from out of state. Read More »

Northern District of California "First in Nation" to Mandate Disclosure of Third-Party Funding

January 24, 2017 | News and Blog

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California announced a new rule requiring the automatic disclosure of third-party funding agreements in proposed class-action lawsuits. Read More »

The ILR Research Review - Winter 2016

December 28, 2016 | Research

This edition of the ILR Research Review offers valuable insights from ILR's latest research on the increasing use of contingency fee counsel by local governments, asbestos "double dipping," trends in trial lawyer drug and device advertising, and the public's views on data privacy liability and legal reform issues. Read More »

In the News Today - December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 | News and Blog

Obama administration lawyers urged a Washington federal appeals court to revisit a dispute over the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), arguing that a panel of judges improperly assessed the extent to which the agency leadership intrudes on presidential power. Read More »

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