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.

Georgia at a Glance


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  1. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More

  2. In the News Today - March 31, 2015

    March 31, 2015 | News and Blog

    Law Times reports on the joint ILR-Canada Chamber report, released last week, which shows "'a tide' of class action lawsuits is a major concern for Canadian business." (LawTimes)... Read More

  3. In the News Today - March 26, 2015

    March 26, 2015 | News and Blog

    As U.S. banks prepare their first quarter reports, many are concerned that sharing information about their coffers for potential legal settlements with the government will "paint a target" on their backs, causing regulators to aim for larger settlements than they would otherwise. (Global Legal Post)... Read More

  4. In The News Today - March 3, 2015

    March 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    After agreeing to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government just last week, Morgan Stanley says it now expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds. (Boston Herald)... Read More

  5. In The News Today - August 11, 2014

    August 11, 2014 | News and Blog

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges released instructions and deadlines for the process of unsealing evidence introduced last year by Garlock Sealing Technologies that alleged fraud on the part of asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys. ... Read More

  6. In The News Today - July 28, 2014

    July 28, 2014 | News and Blog

    "It's good to see the right of access enforced for both media and for others, and it's especially good to see the right of access enforced in a bankruptcy case involving asbestos," said Kirk Hartley, writer of the popular Global Tort blog and founder of the LSP Group law firm.... Read More

  7. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  8. Georgia's Legal System Ranking Plunges

    April 08, 2003 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2003 - The United States Chamber of Commerce's second annual poll of corporate counselors and senior litigators on the fairness or reasonableness of state liability systems gave Georgia a "C-" rating and continued to find a majority of states deserve a grade of fair to poor. The state ranks 39 this year, a significant drop from 23 in 2002 ... Read More