Minnesota is ranked #20 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. It has fallen 16 spots from its 2017 ranking of #4. It fell in every key element category, most by double digits and most significantly in Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation, Discovery, and Quality of Appellate Review. The one exception is the key element category Damages, which rose by six spots.


Minnesota at a Glance

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  1. Businesses Across The Nation Ask Patrons To Sign Waivers

    July 13, 2020 | News

    As businesses reopen many are asking something new of their customers and employees: a promise not to sue if they get sick, according to a report in the Star Tribune.... Read More

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  5. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  6. 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

  7. In the News Today - July 25, 2016

    July 25, 2016 | News and Blog

    The Minnesota Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence is studying whether to shift from the Frye-Mack Standard for expert testimony to the Daubert Standard. ... Read More

  8. WATCH: Medical Device Maker Spends $25 Million Fighting Federal Charges - and Wins

    June 23, 2016 | News and Blog

    Our latest Faces of Lawsuit Abuse video features the story of Minnesota medical device maker Vascular Solutions and its CEO, Howard Root. In February, a Texas jury acquitted them on all counts over federal charges the company conspired to advance illegal off-marketing claims about its varicose vein treatment device. ... Read More

  9. CEO: DoJ 'Tried to Throw Me in Prison' Because Sales Reps 'Said the Wrong Words'

    May 31, 2016 | News and Blog

    We're a medical device company in Minnesota. I started it 20 years ago. We have 100 medical devices that we develop and sell. We've got 600 employees. We went public about 15 years ago. It's kind of a classic American entrepreneurial success story. But over the last five years, the Department of Justice tried to throw me in prison.... Read More

  10. A 'Shakedown' by the Feds in Case of Minnesota Medical Device Maker?

    May 02, 2016 | News and Blog

    Forbes/Southeast Texas Record reports on the case of Minnesota medical device maker Vascular Solutions, which spent $25 million in defense costs to successfully fight a U.S. Justice Department indictment over off-label marketing allegations - after the company had already offered a $520,000 settlement.... Read More