New York is ranked #21 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Although New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments, the state overall was second in the country for having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and fourth for its handling of scientific and technical evidence.
Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research
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