California

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. 

California at a Glance


Suggested Resources

  • 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – California

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – California


All Results for California

  1. Former SEC Commissioner: California Pension Voters Want "Performance Over Politics"

    October 19, 2018 | News

    Paul Atkins, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner and the current CEO of Patomak Global partners, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the California Public Employees' Retirement System's vote to change its leadership is a sign investors want to "prioritize performance over politics."... Read More

  2. In the News Today - October 15, 2018

    October 15, 2018 | News

    DOJ Official Says Department Wants Prosecutors With Compliance Experience; "Breaking Down The Prop 65 Trial That Has Starbucks On Edge"... Read More

  3. Will New Data Privacy Laws Lead to a Litigation "Surge?"

    September 17, 2018 | News

    In a BNA op-ed, attorneys from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips say the "lawsuits are coming, rain or shine" from California's new data privacy law.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - September 6, 2018

    September 06, 2018 | News

    "Why Escobar Materiality Rule Applies To California FCA"... Read More

  5. California's "New Approach" on Evidence

    September 06, 2018 | News

    A Law360 op-ed from a Drinker Biddle & Reath attorney documents the "step forward into the real world" for California state courts after a recent decision on product liability issues.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - August 31, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | News

    FDA: Coffee Does Not Need California Warning Label; Bayer, Janssen Get Third Win in Xarelto-related Litigation... Read More

  7. Coffee Warning Labels Not Needed, State of California Says

    August 15, 2018 | News

    Ahead of a public hearing on court-imposed cancer warning labels on coffee products, the state of California has proposed a rule that would keep the warning labels off, the New York Times reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - August 14, 2018

    August 14, 2018 | News

    RICO Suit Accuses California Firm of Bribing Plaintiffs; Ontario Rejects "Jurisdictional Overreach" for Securities Lawsuits... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 1, 2018

    August 01, 2018 | News

    California Judge Will Hear Challenge to Coffee Labels; Recently Retired West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud... Read More

  10. In the News Today - July 26, 2018

    July 26, 2018 | News

    California Court Rejects Doctor's Attempt to Force Warning Labels on Cereal; 1st Circuit Denies Labaton Effort to Dismiss Judge... Read More