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 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

  2. In the News Today - April 11, 2018

    April 11, 2018 | News

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Judge Says Plaintiffs' Lawyers "May be Being Greedy" by Asking for $16 Million

    March 09, 2018 | News

    A California federal judge said the plaintiffs' lawyers in a securities class action lawsuit "may be being greedy" by asking for $16 million, Law360 reports.... Read More