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. In the News Today - April 16, 2018

    April 16, 2018 | News

    Despite Deal, 9th Circ. To Rule on "Monkey Selfie" Case... Read More

  2. In the News Today - April 12, 2018

    April 12, 2018 | News

    Class Action Against Odwalla for Allegedly Misleading "No Added Sugar" Label Hits Headwinds, As Product Does Not Actually Contain Added Sugar... Read More

  3. In the News Today - April 11, 2018

    April 11, 2018 | News

    Cato Institute Fellow: Proposition 65 Benefits Private Activists, Lawyers... Read More

  4. In the News Today - April 5, 2018

    April 05, 2018 | News

    Calif. Cities Amend Environmental Complaint After Judge Criticized "Smoking Gun"; Defeat of Class Action Highlights Uphill Path in Securities Suits... Read More

  5. In the News Today - April 3, 2018

    April 03, 2018 | News

    California Judge Says Diet Soda Lawsuit Doesn't Pass "Reasonable-Consumer" Test... Read More

  6. Judge Says Environmental Courtroom Tutorial "Wasn't Quite" What He Thought

    April 02, 2018 | News

    According to a Wall Street Journal op-ed, the judge overseeing the public nuisance lawsuits against major energy companies was underwhelmed by a courtroom tutorial on the issue. ... Read More

  7. California Judge Says Coffee Must Now Have Warning Labels

    March 30, 2018 | News

    A Los Angeles judge said coffee must now be served with a cancer warning label because of a substance naturally produced in the roasting process, the Associated Press reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - March 23, 2018

    March 23, 2018 | News

    Valley Businesses Need Sen. Feinstein's Bipartisan Clout to Address ‘Vicious' ADA Lawsuits; Attorney Says Bristol-Myers Squibb Decision Could be Used to Oppose Class Certification... Read More

  9. Calif. Judge Criticizes "Shaky" Expert Opinion

    March 15, 2018 | News

    A California federal judge criticized "shaky" expert opinion in a case that alleged a link between a weed killer and cancer, Law360 reports.... Read More

  10. Ninth Circuit Tosses Iced Coffee Lawsuit

    March 14, 2018 | News

    Citing its own 2016 ruling, the Ninth Circuit tossed a proposed class action lawsuit that alleged Starbucks was underfilling their iced coffee by including ice, Law360 reports.... Read More