Georgia

Georgia is ranked #40 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping nine spots from 2015. Georgia’s worst score in the key element categories was 43rd in the quality of appellate review.

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  1. Defense Lawyers: Surgeon, Plaintiffs' Lawyers Have "Joint Business Venture" to Help Maximize Recoveries

    July 24, 2018 | News

    Defense attorneys in an Atlanta-area slip-and-fall lawsuit say that a local surgeon has a "de facto joint business venture" with personal injury plaintiffs' lawyers in which they perform surgeries to help plaintiffs maximize recoveries, according to Daily Report.... Read More

  2. ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Used by CNBC to Rank the "Top States for Business"

    July 12, 2018 | News

    CNBC used data from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States when putting together its annual "Top States for Business in America" report this year.... Read More

  3. Faster, Smarter, Better: Creating a Business Court in Georgia

    February 28, 2018 | Blogs

    Georgia businesses will soon see signs of hope-at least, they will if HR 993 becomes law.... Read More

  4. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  5. Lawsuit Lending On Trial in Georgia

    February 08, 2018 | News

    Two Georgia cases, one of which is headed to the state's supreme court, could decide the future of the lawsuit lending industry, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  6. Georgia Supreme Court Will Hear Lawsuit Lending Case

    February 07, 2018 | News

    The Georgia Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether lawsuit lending arrangements actually qualify as loans under state law and are subject to regulation.... Read More

  7. Survey: Georgia's Lawsuit Climate Ranking Hits All-Time Low

    September 18, 2017 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In its worst showing ever, Georgia's lawsuit climate ranked number 40 out of 50 in a new national survey recently released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). Just five years ago, Georgia ranked number 24 in the same survey.... Read More

  8. Woman walks into a ladder while 'engrossed' in her cellphone; jury awards her $161,000

    April 14, 2016 | News and Blog

    They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold ... or, $161,000, to be exact.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - November 3, 2015

    November 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    Calling the New York Times' recent anti-arbitration series "blatantly one-sided", ILR's Bryan Quigley said U.S. Sen. Al Franken's bill to curb arbitration "will help personal injury lawyers make money on class-action suits, but those suits will not benefit consumers because most consumers have such small claims." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)... Read More

  10. NEW REPORT: Lawyer Spending on TV Ads Growing Six Times Faster than All Others

    October 28, 2015 | News and Blog

    At yesterday's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit, ILR released a new study which found that lawyer spending on television advertising is growing faster than all others, and online legal key word advertising is among the most expensive in America.... Read More